Yesterday I was working in RStudio and wanted to use a R package (corrMatrix). It said that it is not available for R 3.5.3. While searching for how to switch to a different version of R in the menu, I came across a box offering lower R versions. It warned me that I should restart the machine if I switch to one of those. I did not do this (biggest stupidity of mine!!!). I was in a hurry and immediately rushed into using RStudio again. I could start it but it only appeared as a blank page with a nonfunctional menu line at the top.
It said and still says:
"This site can’t be reached
127.0.0.1 refused to connect.
Checking the connection
Checking the proxy and the firewall
Attempted steps taken to fix -
I might be a good R-user but I do not have much clue about how all those files of R, RStudio, Jupyter Notebooks, etc. are working behind the screen. After trying a couple of time to use RStudio in the usual way and getting the screen of "127.0.0.1 refused to connect", I uninstalled R and RStudio and downloaded and installed both of them again. Nothing changed!
In your troubleshooting page, there was this link
C:\Program Files\RStudio\bin\Run Diagnostics.lnk
to run a diagnostics report. I ran this in the Windows 10 for the first time , it said on the screen something like broken pipe error 0x6 but I think it did not produce the .txt file related to it. Then I tried tens of other things like adding 127.0.0.1 as localhost, taking down the firewall, etc. None of my attempts was succesful. When I run the same diagnostics link again, it does not say anything about the error but the problem is the same. I am a doctoral student, all my codes are in Rscript and RMarkdown files and I cannot use them again because RStudio does not work. What should I do now? I will be extremely grateful if you can help me. Thanks a lot in advance. #### System Information: - RStudio Edition: (Desktop or Server) Desktop - RStudio Version: 1.2.1355 - OS Version: I do not know - R Version: 3.5.3 - Output your diagnostics report (if possible): ------------ From [RStudio Desktop Will Not Start on support.rstudio.com](https://support.rstudio.com/hc/en-us/articles/200488508)