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Restore Mathematica 11.3 vanished Front End?

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This is on Windows 10. Upon startup, Spikey apears, and the last thing he says is: "Initializing Default Notebooks." When I add "-cleanstart" to cmd line (properties of Mma shortcut), he says "Starting with clean preferences . . . " but still there's no front end. The kernel remains available. Much obliged.

Bruce at Wolfram Tech support to the rescue. His suggestion works for 12.0 as well:

  1. Go to
  2. Find your platform. If Windows, be sure to click the red " ... enable your account to see hidden files and folders." Follow the ensuing instructions.
  3. Back to Per the instructions, delete or rename the listed directories after closing Mathematica.

Bruce - I really appreciate your help.

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