New Anaconda3-2022.05-Windows-x86_64 - does not launch

Hi there,

I am a Data Analyst student and recently updated from Anaconda 3 2021 to the latest version Anaconda3-2022.05-Windows-x86_64. Since then, Anaconda navigator does not launch at all.
I am able to use Jupyter separately, but not through navigator.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Anaconda3-2022.05-Windows-x86_64 4x times now with no change.

I have a Windows 10 i7 8GB RAM, 64-bit OS
Can someone please assist me with this?


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Thank you for your contribution to the anaconda community.
I would like to give you some advice regarding the notation.

First of all, there is something I would like you to confirm.

  1. Has the old Anaconda 3 2021 been completely removed?

If it is not completely removed, the new anaconda and DLL etc. will interfere and the new anaconda will not work.

After confirming the above, the items that must be executed after installing the new Anaconda3-2022.05 are as follows.

  1. Did you run conda init --all from the command prompt?

If this is not done, the new anaconda will not be installed and the new anaconda-navigator will not work.

After checking the above, if there are any problems, please reply.

Best regards

Hi @ktsh.tanaka.2020,

I had made sure that all files for Conda 2021 were deleted.
However, just to be on safer side, I uninstalled Anaconda (again) and deleted any folders that I could find in C:, program files and under users.

When i install the new version, I get the error, which i had never gotten in the previous version:
Note: This error comes because my laptop has stored my user as Meena Mishra (with a space)

Warning: Destination Folder contains 1 space. This can cause problems with several Conda packages. Please consider removing them.

I also ran conda init --all, and ive gotten an error.

failed to create process.
Invoke-Expression : Cannot bind argument to parameter ‘Command’ because it is an empty string.
At C:\Users\Meena Mishra\anaconda3\shell\condabin\Conda.psm1:107 char:36

  •     Invoke-Expression -Command $activateCommand;
  •                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    • CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (:slight_smile: [Invoke-Expression], ParameterBindingValidationException
    • FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationErrorEmptyStringNotAllowed,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.Invo

PS C:\Users\Meena Mishra>
I am still able to use Jupyter without issues. But i require Conda Navigator to use the environments.
Could you please help?


dear Meena_Sharp.

Thank you for your detailed reply.
A closer look at the error message suggests that the cause is very simple.
It is as follows.

Warning: Destination Folder contains 1 space.This can cause problems with several Conda packages.Please consider removing them.

In other words, if the user name of the PC you are using was like ``Meena_Mishra’', the problem would not have occurred, but it is occurring because there is a space between the name and the family name. (specifically “Meena Mishra”).

The solution in this case is
Create a new user name in your Windows and make sure there are no spaces in between.

Then install Anaconda there.

If you do so, Anacond-Navigator, Qt-related libraries, Pycharm-community, etc. will be installed safely, and you can use the GUI environment.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you for your understanding.

Best regards