I ran into a problem that I didn’t see a solution for on the forum. I then figured out how to fix it and just wanted to document it in the case that it hasn’t been covered yet. If I set my Java Memory preference too high (in this case 4000 on a mac with 8G of ram), then Cell profiler wouldn’t even open. I also didn’t get an error message. I suspected it was the change in memory preference that I made but I couldn’t open the software to change it. I tried closing all other apps, problem persisted. I tried restarting, issue persisted. Likewise, I couldn’t immediately find information on where the preference file was. Eventually located though (/Users//Library/Preferences/CellProfilerLocal.cfg), and lowered the “JVMHeapMB” property to a lower value (1000). Hope this helps anyone who runs into this.
Sorry for the random subject but I thought I would throw in as many keywords as I could for searching later Likewise totally correct my post here if you think there was something else that was going on but seems like this was clearly the issue.