Can't open IDF editor

asked 2019-05-30 15:44:12 -0600

Glacieria gravatar image


I installed EnergyPlus 9-1 and uninstalled all previous versions. I can open EP-Launch. But I can't open the IDF editor. The taskbar shows IDF editor is running, but it doesn't show on the screen. I tried restarting my computer but it didn't change.

Anyone had this issue before? Thanks.

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Is this the first version of energyplus on your computer?

JasonGlazer gravatar image JasonGlazer  ( 2019-05-31 12:19:19 -0600 )edit

Hi there! I installed E+ 4.0 and 8.0 before, but have uninstalled them. 9.0 is the only version on my computer now.

Glacieria gravatar image Glacieria  ( 2019-06-13 16:02:00 -0600 )edit

You might want to try installing an older version of EnergyPlus and keep it installed. Sometimes the installer doesn't register all of the libraries (DLL's and OCX's) that IDF Editor needs.

JasonGlazer gravatar image JasonGlazer  ( 2019-06-17 08:30:40 -0600 )edit

Thank you! The issue has been resolved. I right clicked the IDF editor in the taskbar, and selected Move, then using the arrows on the keyboard, I was able to move the IDF editor back to the screen.

Glacieria gravatar image Glacieria  ( 2019-06-19 14:02:31 -0600 )edit

Thanks Glacieria, same thing happened to me. Maximizing the window from the taskbar also seems to do the trick. I was starting to freak out since I have no idea how the issue appeared in the first place.

gspahr gravatar image gspahr  ( 2020-01-18 16:17:52 -0600 )edit