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I just downloaded and drag'n dropped the update file on my open Cafetran app, as usual. I closed CT but it won't reopen. I shows in the Finder bar (still on Mojave, here) but that's all, the program will not open. I restartet my iMac but still no joy. What should/could I do now?

Now this is what I did:

I copied the updated files from the update folder (20200114_update) to my Brownie installation, excepted Cafetran.jar.

CT started without problems.

Then I dropped the new Cafetran.jar to my Brownie installation and CT does NOT start.

I find it preferable to install the latest CafeTran from here: and only mess with the .app internals to copy user-related data (from the old renamed .app), not application data.

Thanks for this hint, Jean. I did as you said, I renamed Brownie to .old and installed the .dmg file from the website. 

Joy! Doughnut starts with no problems with all my settings.

Java version now is: 13.0.1 OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM

It turns out that new icons require minimum Java 11 to run. If you wish to update to CTE 10.7, you need to reinstall the program on your Mac as follows:

1. Remove your current from Applications folder and download it anew from

2. After re-installation, it should launch just fine.

Later, if you prefer 10.6 Brownie version, then restore it from your backup.

Thanks Igor, read my comment here above. Doughnut now runs fine.

Glad to hear it! 

It seems a similar problem occurs on Windows 10 machines too. I've been using CT with a downloaded Java Runtime Environment, not with the built-in one. Now, after updating to CT 10.7, it can't be started any more. I'll send a support ticket to Igor with the details.


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Try uninstalling CafeTran, which runs on the system-installed Java. Then, download and install it again.

If I uninstall it, won't I lose my license? Sorry... I'm having the same problem here (updated and it won't open anymore).

If you have a valid subscription or three-year support with free updates, please submit a support ticket to help you update the program.

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I've just uninstalled Cafetran (without deleting the cafetran folder) and then re-installed it. I didn't even have to re-import the licence file; my existing licence is still recognised. BTW, everything else (TotalRecall database, other resources, project history) is still there too.


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Me too, right after I wrote my comment, I uninstalled CafeTran, downloaded the .exe and just installed it again. When opening, it had updated to Doughnut, kept my licence and all the settings. Next time I'll try first, ask second. Thank you, thou'

Meanwhile, after some restarts, my settings suddenly got lost (including my Rules.srx file). Could it be because once, I accidentally starting two instances of Cafetran? This has never been a problem previously. If this is a problem with the new update, it should be solved quickly.


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