Netbeans IDE New Project New File Popup Not Opening

Updated on: July 16, 2019

Netbeans IDE 8.2 New Project and New File not working issue:

  • If you are creating Java application on Netbeans IDE 8.2 and trying to click on File=>New Project or File=>New File, but it did not respond and not opened any window as shown in below image:


  • If you are getting above issue, then first thing you need to do is check for JDK versions installed on your machine from the "C:\Program Files\Java", as shown in below image:

  • You can see from the above image, on my machine there are 2 JDK versions installed one is "jdk1.8.0_131" and another is "jdk-12.0.1".
  • The main cause of the above issue is because you have installed 2 versions and the JDK and the version which Netbeans IDE 8.2 support is "jdk1.8.0_131".
  • We now need to check which version is set to Netbeans IDE 8.2 software.
  • To check which version is set, we need to go to following path: "C:\Program Files\NetBeans 8.2\etc" and open "netbeans.conf" file in Administrator mode.


  • After opening "netbeans.conf" file, search for "netbeans_jdkhome" in the file.
  • You will find the jdk version set for Netbeans IDE 8.2
  • You will find it is set to "jdk-12.0.1"
  • You need to set it to "jdk1.8.0_131" version.
  • Once you save the change, please Re-Open "Netbeans IDE 8.2" and check for "New Project" and "New File" option.
  • It should work.

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