RStudio Desktop App won't start

Crash Information:

Description of crash -
When I try to open RStudio all I get is the circle R logo and it never gets beyond that

Steps to reproduce -

  1. Uninstalled previous version of R
  2. Uninstalled previous version of RStudio
  3. Deleted R and RStudio folders from AppData
  4. Made sure R and RStudio folders were delete from Program Files folder
  5. Installed R 4.42
  6. Installed latest version of RStudio
  7. Installed RTools (also tried installation w/o installing RTools)

Notes: I have tried uninstalling R and RStudio (and RTools) at least 5 times but still not fixed. The R GUI works fine by itself, but I can’t get RStudio to open and my previous installation of RStudio worked fine.

I have reinstalled the previous version (2022.07.2+576.pro12) and that will open

System Information:

  • RStudio Edition: Desktop
  • RStudio Version: 2022.12.0+353
  • OS Version: Windows 11 Pro
  • R Version: 4.4.2
  • Your sessionInfo(): N/A as it won't open

Crash Report:

R Session Startup Failure Report

RStudio Version

RStudio 2022.12.0+353 "Elsbeth Geranium " (7d165dcf, 2022-12-03) for Windows

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) RStudio/2022.12.0+353 Chrome/102.0.5005.167 Electron/19.1.3 Safari/537.36

Error message

[No error available]

Process Output

The R session exited with code 1.

Error output:

[No errors emitted]

Standard output:

[No output emitted]

Logs

C:/Users/[name]/AppData/Local/RStudio/log/rsession-[name].log

2023-01-11T02:09:38.016185Z [rsession-[name]] ERROR Unable to retrieve user home path. HRESULT:  0x80070003; LOGGED FROM: class rstudio::core::FilePath __cdecl rstudio::core::system::userSettingsPath(const class rstudio::core::FilePath &,const class std::basic_string<char,struct std::char_traits<char>,class std::allocator<char> > &,bool) src/cpp/core/system/Win32System.cpp:341
2023-01-11T15:19:10.616398Z [rsession-[name]] ERROR Unable to retrieve user home path. HRESULT:  0x80070003; LOGGED FROM: class rstudio::core::FilePath __cdecl rstudio::core::system::userSettingsPath(const class rstudio::core::FilePath &,const class std::basic_string<char,struct std::char_traits<char>,class std::allocator<char> > &,bool) src/cpp/core/system/Win32System.cpp:341               




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From [Troubleshooting Guide: RStudio Crashed](https://support.rstudio.com/hc/en-us/articles/200488518)