Today I had some problems with a project that I wanted to continue working on today. Yesterday everything went fine but today XCode crashed everytime I tried to open it 🙈
Luckily there is a fix, that I found in a blog from 2014 😅 (see link below). I had to do one additional step to make it work again. So here are all the steps I needed:
- Go to your project folder, right click on your project file (
*.xcodeproj), click “Show package contents”
- Delete the folder
- Right click open
project.xcworkspaceinside that project file, delete
xcuserdatathere as well.
- Delete everything in your beloved
Derived Data. Its default location is
You can also navigate there from within a working project via XCode’s menu: Xcode/Preferences/[Tab] Locations/[click on the arrow near the path of derived data]
- Your broken project should open now.
If it does not build, e.g. with some “.plist error”, you should clean your build folder by pressing [Shift] + [CMD] + K
Now everything should work again 🎉