HELP! WoW wont open up!

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Ok, when i go and click on the World of Warcraft shortcut on my desktop to open up the launcher, i click it and then, nothing happens, the launcher doesn't show up! If i could have som help i would really, really appreciate it!
Thanks. :)
Earrokirsk

Go into the World of Warcraft folder. There should be a launcher.exe in there. Try running the game with that and let me know what happens.
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I see a file called 'Launcher' but no 'launcher.exe'
I see a file called 'Launcher' but no 'launcher.exe
You probably have windows set to not show common file extensions. That is the file you want though.

Look around on Google to find out how to force windows to display all file extensions, or just tell me what version of Windows you are using and I might be able to help you through it.
I'm using Windows 7, but it was working 2 days ago and now its not, so, i don't know what happened.
Ok i got it, but the launcher still wont open up, any more suggestions?
Blizzard person, if you could help me a bit more, i would really appreciate it! =)
Thanks!
Earrokirsk:
It still wont open up.
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Go into the World of Warcraft folder. There should be a launcher.exe in there. Try running the game with that and let me know what happens.
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Ok i got it, but the launcher still wont open up, any more suggestions?
Blizzard person, if you could help me a bit more, i would really appreciate it! =)
Thanks!


I'm not Blizzard, but I am a friendly Orc who is very tech-savvy. Try right-clicking on the Launcher and selecting "Run As Administrator"

See my long long post for more tips

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1020824261
Still wont show up, i tried the 'Blizzard Repair' but it said it fixed it, but nothing was fixed i think, so yea, any more suggestions? =)
OMG, OK SOMETHING WEIRD HAPPENED!
The launcher opened up but then froze. Then it came up with a notice saying
'Could not retrieve information about the next patch. check you internet connection.'
Oh and by the way, I'm on patch 4.0.3
Earrokirsk

It sounds like you have a firewall blocking the launcher. What security programs do you have installed?
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Earrokirsk

It sounds like you have a firewall blocking the launcher. What security programs do you have installed?
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I use a free antivirus/security program called 'avast!'
Stop with the double posting, it will get you temporary ban from the forums if you continue to do so.

That said, I have had that error before on occasion. It was usually solved by just re-starting the launcher, and if you are using the free version of Avast it is only the anti-virus.

The Launcher is probably being blocked by Windows Firewall, see my thread @

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1020824261

for how to create firewall exceptions.
Stop with the double posting, it will get you temporary ban from the forums if you continue to do so.

That said, I have had that error before on occasion. It was usually solved by just re-starting the launcher, and if you are using the free version of Avast it is only the anti-virus.

The Launcher is probably being blocked by Windows Firewall, see my thread @

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1020824261

for how to create firewall exceptions.

What do you mean by "re-starting the launcher"? =)

What do you mean by "re-starting the launcher"? =)


Closing the launcher and re-opening it, or letting it close on it's own (as it sometimes does when giving that error) and re-opening it.
[/quote]Closing the launcher and re-opening it, or letting it close on it's own (as it sometimes does when giving that error) and re-opening it.[/quote]
Yea i do that but it just keeps doing the same thing.
Yup, just keeps doing the same thing, over and over. =(

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