Several others have posted the issue Fatal Error: Unable to open the base package as noted here.
I have now found myself in the same situation. In my case I believe it was caused when I:
- Closed R & RStudio
- Installed latest version of R and uninstalled an older version of R
- RStudio could not find the version of R that was just uninstalled
My question: why is there not an easy fix for this? Seems like it would make sense to have a pop-up that asks which version of R should RStudio be using - instead of just a blank white screen. In fact I did see this once (not sure how or why) but in my other 15 or so attempts I cannot get back to that option
I tried (1) uninstalling/reinstalling everything, (2) re-installing the version of R that RStudio was looking for previously, and (3) installing different versions of RStudio [current release and preview release] - but no joy.
Please advise and thanks for the help
BTW: Currently working with version 1.4.1717