# Why does my blender file close a few seconds after opening it and how do I fix this?

When I open a blender file, my project is visible for a few seconds while I can't make any changes to it, and then it closes. Does anyone know how to fix this? This doesn't happen to all of my blender files by the way. I can also start a new project.

• I use version 2.80 – Chris van Zwol Nov 11 '19 at 14:10
• Try to start Blender in debug mode. If you're on Windows you can find a file called blender_debug_log.cmd in the folder where Blender is installed. Double click it and it will start Blender and create a log file reporting errors that occur. On Linux and macOS you will have to start it from a terminal with the --debug flag. – Robert Gützkow Nov 11 '19 at 14:22
• That went easier then expected. Thanks! – Chris van Zwol Nov 11 '19 at 14:32
• In case it wasn't clear, that doesn't fix the problem, it's just to find out what went wrong. – Robert Gützkow Nov 11 '19 at 14:41