Fritzing 0.9.3b "stopped working/responding"


Steps I took that resulted in the problem:

Just run the program and after program loads, Fritzing stops working.


Change compatibility mode to Windows 8…

My version of Fritzing and my operating system:

0.9.3(b 4.19) 64 on Windows 10 Pro x64

EDIT: Well, Fritzing updated some files and than I tried to run program w/o compatibility mode and now it looks it is working normaly.


I suspect you just didn’t wait long enough the first time. On first load Fritzing often appears hung when in fact it is just busy accessing github to update the parts bins.

Peter Van Epp


If Fritzing updated at the first start, why not show the dialogue about what is happening now? Let this be a modal dialog. It turns out that the user sees the environment, but it do not understand development environment to do anything or just hang.



That would be a good idea. However it appears to me (although I hope I’m wrong) that development has more or less stopped at this point and if we want things to change we are going to have to make the changes to the source and submit them and see if the developers respond. The source is available on github and when (or more correctly if ever :slight_smile: ) I manage to master parts creation I intend to go poking, but it hasn’t happened yet.


Whenever i start fritzing it stops please refer image

my windows configuration is
Processor: intel® Core™ i% CPU M520 @ 2.40 GHz 2.40GHz
32 bit orperating system
Windows 7 professional

Please help


Is this a new installation or was it previously working and now doesn’t? The first (and least destructive) thing I would try is reinstall the Fritzing program from the zip file as this looks like some piece of code may be corrupted. After you do that, you need to wait (for possibly quite a while) while the parts database gets updated, during this process Fritzing appears to hang but if you interrupt it, then the parts data base will get corrupted and you need to try the next thing (which is destructive so make sure you have a backup first if you have sketches in Friting!):

There are two user directories (with your parts and the parts database) which don’t get touched during an install (to not affect your sketchs during upgrades). On Windows they are in

c:\users\username\AppData\Fritzing\roaming\Fritzing (which is a hidden directory so you need to enable hidden directories in explorer) and

c:\Users\username\My Documents\Fritzing (where username is your windows id)

If you don’t have any parts or sketches you want to keep you can just delete those two directories and Fritzing will receate them, or you can move them aside by renaming them if you wan to keep something in them.