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How to Fix Origin Won’t Open Error

How can I fix Origin won’t open error? This question comes to the mind of every Origin user who is unable to play games on EAs online gaming platform. Having to deal with such issues can be quite frustrating for anyone who wants to play their favorite game in their free time. However, the good news is you can fix this Origin launching issue. There are some possible solutions to the problem which we are going to discuss in this article. But, first, let’s tell you guys about some of the causes of this error. 

What causes Origin won’t Open Error 

Many things can cause this Origin won’t open error but some of the main causes are corrupt Origin cache files, problems with core Origin files, corrupt Origin temporary files, etc. There are some server-side issues as well that can cause this error. 

How to Fix Origin Won't Open Error

How to Fix Origin won’t Open Error 

Following are some of the fixes that worked for many users and can solve your problem as well so that you can have a smooth gaming experience.  

Run the Compatibility Troubleshooter 

For most users, this solution worked quite effectively as it is quite easy as well. Here’s how you can run the compatibility troubleshooter. 

  • Firstly, right-click on the Origin shortcut on your desktop then click on properties. 
  • After that, head over to the compatibility tab and click on “Run Compatibility troubleshooter”. 
  • Now click on try recommended settings to see if the program works using the recommended compatibility settings. If the program isn’t still working then run the troubleshooter again and choose the other option. 

If the problem persists then try to change some settings manually. 

Disable Full-screen Optimization 

You can disable full-screen optimization to see if Origin works because some games can crash and cause issues due to low FPS. 

Run Origin as an Administrator 

Sometimes programs don’t work properly as you don’t have administrator privileges. Try to run it as an administrator to see if the issue persists or not. 

Perform a Clean Boot 

Performing a clean boot has resolved this issue for many users and you can try it as well to see if it solves your problem. Following are the steps to do a clean boot. 

  • Type Run in the search then press enter or press the Windows + R keys at the same time to open the run dialog.  
  • After that, type msconfig then press Enter. 

  • In the next step, click on the Services tab and check the ‘Hide all Microsoft services’ option then click on the ‘disable all’ option. 
  • Navigate to the Startup tab and click on ‘open task manager’. 
  • Once the Task Manager has opened, go to the startup tab and disable all the programs that open automatically when you log in to your computer. 
  • After disabling the programs, go back to the system configuration and click on OK 
  • Restart your PC and see if it fixes the error or not. If you still gets the same error then try enabling one program at a time from Task manager and restart your PC to find the which program is causing this problem. 

Deleting Origin Cache Files 

Following are the steps to delete the cache file of Origin. 

  • Firstly, close Origin using the Task Manager. 
  • In the next step, press the Windows + R key at the same time to open the run dialog box. After opening it, type %ProgramData% and press enter.

  • Find the Origin folder in the Window that pops up on your screen. 
  • Once found, double click on it to open the folder. 
  • Delete all the files and folders except the “local content folder” from the Origin folder.  
  • After deleting the cache files, check again to see whether Origin is working or not. 

Deleting Temporary Origin Files 

If deleting cache files haven’t resolved the issue, you can delete the temporary files of Origin to see if it solves the problem. Below are the steps to delete the temporary files. 

  • Firstly, you need to unhide all the files that are hidden by default. Type “folder” in the search and press enter.  
  • In the next step, click on ‘view’ then choose the “show hidden files, folders and drives” option.  
  • After selecting the option, click OK.  
  • Now press the Windows + R key at the same time to open the Run dialog box. You can also type Run in the search box then press Enter to open it. 
  • After that, type %Appdata% and press enter or click on OK. 
  • Now look for the “Origin folder” then delete it. 
  • Next up, click on ‘AppData’ in the address bar then double-click on the local folder to open it. 
  • Find the Origin folder and delete it as well. 
  • Finally, restart your PC then double-click on the Origin shortcut to see whether it’s working or not.  

If none of the above-mentioned solutions has resolved your issue then you need to reinstall the application. Sometimes the core Origin files are corrupted which causes this error to occur. So, the only way to solve this problem is to install the application again on your PC.  

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