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Monday, May 1, 2017

Crashes on Windows 10 Creators Update

Apparently the latest Java 8 update (Java8_131) crashes on Windows 10 Creators Update, when opening a file dialog. This is rather inconvenient, as beaTunes 4.6.14 happens to use that version.

If you're on Windows 10 Creators, you seem to have two options:

  1. Keep on using 4.6.13 or earlier.
  2. Update to the latest snapshot.
The bug report mentions a workaround, which I have implemented in the latest beaTunes development snapshot. Here's the 32-bit version and the 64-bit version (seriously, who still uses 32-bit?).

The macOS version is not affected by this problem. So if you aren't using Windows 10 Creators Update or haven't updated to beaTunes 4.6.14 yet, please just ignore this.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Paul Taylor said...

I think this problem only occurs if user is using a God Mode folder, please see http://blog.jthink.net/2017/05/beware-of-god-mode-on-latest-windows-10.html

May 17, 2017 at 12:23:00 AM EST  
Blogger beaTunes said...

Thanks for the additional info, Paul.
The latest beaTunes (v4.6.15) shipped with the workaround, i.e. showing file extensions. Once Java8_151 has shipped, the problem should be solved for good.

May 17, 2017 at 2:19:00 AM EST  

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