OpenVPN Connect not opening

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yv1993
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OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by yv1993 » Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:35 am

Hi everyone,

I tried a bit around with the cmd line options.
I can't launch it anymore now.

Even after uninstall and restart it just doesn't open anymore.
No Process is running nothing

ovpn.log is empty and agent.log says:
Tue Oct 26 12:26:21 2021 OpenVPN Agent 0.1.0 [OpenSSL]
Tue Oct 26 12:26:21 2021 HTTP Listen: http-listen \\.\pipe\agent_ovpnconnect NamedPipe 4 !ssl
Tue Oct 26 12:26:21 2021 HTTP Listen: http-listen \\.\pipe\agent_ovpnconnect NamedPipe 4 !ssl
Tue Oct 26 12:26:21 2021 HTTP Listen: http-listen \\.\pipe\agent_ovpnconnect NamedPipe 4 !ssl
Tue Oct 26 12:26:21 2021 HTTP Listen: http-listen \\.\pipe\agent_ovpnconnect NamedPipe 4 !ssl

I installed openvpn-connect-3.3.2.2475_signed.msi

Anyone any idea?

Thank you and best regards

theflakes
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Re: OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by theflakes » Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:49 pm

I am seeing the same issue on Windows 11 right now. I've run through all the manual troubleshooting I can find. Uninstall / reinstall, remove and readd TAP driver, reset Winsock, ...

Both services are running ok and I can't find any relevant logs pointing to an error as yet.

theflakes
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Re: OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by theflakes » Wed Nov 03, 2021 3:15 pm

Switching to the older GUi client works.

theflakes
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Re: OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by theflakes » Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:39 pm

This fixed it for me from OVPN support: You might need to clean Temp folder if client doesn't start.
Win+R > %Temp% > Ctrl+A > Shift + Delete > Enter

thetick33
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Re: OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by thetick33 » Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:48 am

yv1993 wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:35 am
Hi everyone,

I tried a bit around with the cmd line options.
I can't launch it anymore now.

Even after uninstall and restart it just doesn't open anymore.
No Process is running nothing

ovpn.log is empty and agent.log says:
Tue Oct 26 12:26:21 2021 OpenVPN Agent 0.1.0 [OpenSSL]
Tue Oct 26 12:26:21 2021 HTTP Listen: http-listen \\.\pipe\agent_ovpnconnect NamedPipe 4 !ssl
Tue Oct 26 12:26:21 2021 HTTP Listen: http-listen \\.\pipe\agent_ovpnconnect NamedPipe 4 !ssl
Tue Oct 26 12:26:21 2021 HTTP Listen: http-listen \\.\pipe\agent_ovpnconnect NamedPipe 4 !ssl
Tue Oct 26 12:26:21 2021 HTTP Listen: http-listen \\.\pipe\agent_ovpnconnect NamedPipe 4 !ssl

I installed openvpn-connect-3.3.2.2475_signed.msi

Anyone any idea?

Thank you and best regards

exact same problem ive done everything netsh config ip install delete everything reinstall etc...startup client crashes within a minute that i open it....goes nowhere...downloaded proton vpn up instantly have removed taps etc...every suggestion i can find except below but this is a BRAND new set up so shoudnt have temp issues at all . so did check the temp files only files notepad is for proton vpn just started..have probably 60 folders empty 100% on msi for openvpn from past usage....also all folders probably 20 openinstaller openvpn is each empty....any suggestions is appreciated im only user on VPN i only need to work for me period.....need a good vpn and like that its open etc...

lopr
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Re: OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by lopr » Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:15 pm

same happened to me..
I either cannot open it at all or just with setting compatability mode to "vista sp2"
however it crashes constantly is is not really usable. both 3.3.1 and 3.3.2 are not working (the problem started with upgrading from 3.3.1 to 3.3.2)
however 3.2.3 is still working.

I will try cleaning the temp folder now.
edit: yeah cleaning the temp folder out did the trick. there was a lock file from openvpn connect that probably shutdown the startup process entirely

cdysthe
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Re: OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by cdysthe » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:53 pm

theflakes wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:39 pm
This fixed it for me from OVPN support: You might need to clean Temp folder if client doesn't start.
Win+R > %Temp% > Ctrl+A > Shift + Delete > Enter
I had the same problem. I tried "everything", uninstall, clean out all entries in the registry and reboot. Safe mode. No go. When I deleted everything in Temp I can open and set up the client up again. It's a bug and need to be addressed.

rchak
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Re: OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by rchak » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:31 pm

One of my users on Win10 Enterprise had the same problem and clearing the Temp folder has fixed the issue for him. Thanks for posting the solution here.

ci7alex1
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Re: OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by ci7alex1 » Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:10 pm

hi all,
Unfortunately, in my case OpenVPN Connect.exe isn't starting. It was working only recently. I've installed the fresh version today. When clicked, nothing comes up. I can observe it in the Task Manager on Windows 10 how it momentarily appears in the apps and disappears again.
What is more interesting, it seems to work in another account on this same PC and GUI appears. I've cleared the Temp folder. No luck.

ANything else I could try? Reinstalling and manually obtaining --list-profiles or --version doesn't work either.
Thanks!

Elerphore
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Re: OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by Elerphore » Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:51 am

cdysthe wrote:
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:53 pm
theflakes wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:39 pm
This fixed it for me from OVPN support: You might need to clean Temp folder if client doesn't start.
Win+R > %Temp% > Ctrl+A > Shift + Delete > Enter
I had the same problem. I tried "everything", uninstall, clean out all entries in the registry and reboot. Safe mode. No go. When I deleted everything in Temp I can open and set up the client up again. It's a bug and need to be addressed.
It did actually worked out for me, thanks!

pace_car
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Re: OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by pace_car » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:41 am

theflakes wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:39 pm
This fixed it for me from OVPN support: You might need to clean Temp folder if client doesn't start.
Win+R > %Temp% > Ctrl+A > Shift + Delete > Enter
thanks, i have found a lock file in that folder...after removing that file , i was able to launch the client

many thanks!

mikehoopes
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Re: OpenVPN Connect not opening

Post by mikehoopes » Mon May 16, 2022 3:10 pm

theflakes wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:39 pm
This fixed it for me from OVPN support: You might need to clean Temp folder if client doesn't start.
Win+R > %Temp% > Ctrl+A > Shift + Delete > Enter
I encountered this issue after a Windows 11 update. I'm on Version 10.0.22616 Build 22616. Deleting files in the %Temp% folder worked for me.

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