A problem with the latest version of CT and Java. CT cannot open an existing project completely: it stops (freezes) after opening a few tabs.
Most likely it does before opening a memories folder remembered. This guess is based on my observation that when I deleted the memories folder information from the xlf file, everything went smoothly.
Looking for advice,
One possibility with large resources is the way Java assigns memory for CafeTran. It has the initial size which is expanded when needed. During the expansion, the execution of the program stops for a while so perhaps what you experience is a pause in execution to assign more memory after the initial size has been reached.
1. What are your CafeTran and Java versions? See it in the Help > About panel? Can you see 64-bit Java there?
2. How much Java memory have you assigned for CafeTran? See it in Edit > Preferences > Memory > Java memory field.
3. Does it occur when opening the program with no web resources at all? Maybe one of your web resources causes it?
After you complete all your current projects, please update CT to its latest 2018 version. Also, I am not sure about the 8GB of RAM. What exactly did you set in Edit > Preferences > Memory tab > Java memory field?
IK: One possibility with large resources is the way Java assigns memory for CafeTran.
Now I don't use glossaries (of the tab del type) at all, so maybe I'm completely wrong, but I thought that unlike TMX files, TXT files (tab dels and databases) were not imported/opened in the RAM, so what has "the way Java assigns memory for CafeTran" to do with the problem?
Glossary text files are loaded to RAM just like TMX memory files.
The new build (2018013001) is available for download that improves parallel loading of multiple resources at the project's start. Please repeat the update of CafeTran Espresso 2018 Akua from here.