How To Solve NetBeans IDE’s Projects window Not Displaying

It was my problem after upgrading my NetBeans IDE from version 8.1 to 8.2. I have tried some methods like clicking on “Windows > Projects“, or even reset windows using “Windows > Reset Windows“, but the Projects window still does not open at all.

If you have got stuck with this problem, this post will show you how to solve it.

Basically, this problem is due to NetBeans JDK Home pointing to JDK 10, which I set during the installation.

So to solve this problem, I have changed NetBeans JDK Home to JDK 8. The following shows how to change NetBeans JDK Home:

What you need to do is to open netbeans.conf file as an administrator (this file is located at C:\Program Files\NetBeans 8.2\etc\) and change netbeans_jdkhome setting like this:

Change JDK 10 home path

netbeans_jdkhome="C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-10.0.2"

To JDK 8 home path

netbeans_jdkhome="C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_92"

Don’t forget to correct your JDK home path.

If you do not have JDK 8 installed yet, here is where you can download it: JDK8 Downloads.

That’s all! Now let’s reopen your NetBeans IDE and try again.