How To Fix Logitech Gaming Software Won’t Open On Windows?

Logitech Gaming Software not opening mainly occurs due to the wrong installation of the software. It is possible that some other factors, such as interference from the firewall and third-party software, not having appropriate permissions and the application already running in the background, can also lead you to this issue.

How To Fix Logitech Gaming Software Won't Open On Windows?
How To Fix Logitech Gaming Software Won’t Open On Windows?

1. Wait For Some Time

If you are not waiting for the software to launch, then try waiting for some time because it is possible that something is forcing the software to launch lately. Therefore, we recommend you wait at least 2-3 minutes to see if the software launches. If it is, then restart the software. If it again takes some time, then either reinstall the software or try launching the software in a clean boot.

2. Reinstall Logitech Gaming Software Without Losing Settings

If waiting for some time does not help in your case, you can try reinstalling the Logitech Gaming Software. There is a high chance that some components required to launch the software are not working properly, which is why the issue is being occurred. To fix this, try reinstalling the software by following the steps below:

  1. First, you need to back up the settings. For that, press Win + R to launch the Run Window
  2. Type Appdata and click OK

    Opening AppData Folder
    Opening AppData Folder
  3. Head to the following path
    Local\Logitech\Logitech Gaming Software\profiles
  4. Here, copy all the XML files by pressing Ctrl + A and then Ctrl + C or right-click and then Copy

    Copying Logitech Gaming Software Profile Files
    Copying Logitech Gaming Software Profile Files
  5. Once done, now paste the copied files to the save folder as a backup for the future
  6. Then, Open Settings by pressing Win + I on the keyboard
  7. Go to the Apps

    Navigating to Apps
    Navigating to Apps
  8. Select Logitech Game Software
  9. Then, click Uninstall
  10. Again click Uninstall

    Uninstalling Logitech Gaming Software
    Uninstalling Logitech Gaming Software
  11. Once the software is uninstalled
  12. Go to the following directory and delete the Logitech Gaming Software folder
    C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Logitech
    Deleting Logitech Gaming Software Folder
    Deleting Logitech Gaming Software Folder
  13. Once done, download the Logitech Gaming software from the link
  14. Once the downloading is finished, install the Logitech Gaming Software from the Downloads folder
    Installing Logitech Gaming Software
    Installing Logitech Gaming Software
  15. When you click on Finish, your computer will restart
  16. Wait for it and then go to the folder where you have backup the XML files
  17. Copy the XML files and paste them into the following directory
    C:\Users\Hamza\AppData\Local\Logitech\Logitech Gaming Software\profiles
    Pasting XML Logitech Gaming software Profile Files
    Pasting XML Logitech Gaming software Profile Files
  18. Once done, launch the software and check if the issue persists.

3. Restart Logitech From the Task Manager

Sometimes we do not notice that the application that we are trying to launch is already running in the background, which is why the application does not launch. Moreover, in some cases, the .exe file of the application launches multiple times and runs in the background, which can also lead you to this issue.

We advise you to open the Task Manager and check if the Logitech gaming software is running. If it is, then end task the software and again launch the software to check if the issue is fixed. You can follow the following steps to do that:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys together
  2. Select the Logitech application and then click End Task from the bottom right
    End Tasking Logitech Gaming Software
    End Tasking Logitech Gaming Software
  3. Once done, now relaunch the application.

4. Run Logitech As Administrator

Another possible reason for this issue is not having the appropriate permissions to launch the application. In this case, you can try running the Logitech Gaming Software with administrator privileges to see if it fixes the issue. Below are the steps:

  1. Right-click the Logitech Gaming Software and click Run As Administrator
    Note: If you cannot find Logitech Gaming Software on the desktop, navigate to the location where the software is installed.

    Opening Logitech Gaming Software In Administrator Mode
    Opening Logitech Gaming Software In Administrator Mode
  2. If this works, then right-click on the Logitech Gaming Software
  3. Go to Properties and then go to Compatibility
  4. Tick Run This Program As An Administrator
  5. Click Apply and then click OK

    Running Program As Administrator
    Running Program As Administrator
  6. Once done, when you launch the application, it will start with the administrator.

5. Perform A Clean Boot

A clean boot is a technique that disables the irrelevant application, services and drivers at the startup. So if there is a third-party application or service interfering and preventing Logitech Gaming Software from starting, performing a clean boot might fix Logitech Gaming Software not opening issue.

  1. Press the Windows key and type MSConfig

    Open System Configuration Settings
    Open System Configuration Settings
  2. Open the system configuration settings and choose Selective Startup

    Go For Selective Startup
    Go For Selective Startup
  3. Then, click on Services from the top and tick Hide All Microsoft Services
  4. Click Disable All and then click Apply and click OK

    Performing a Clean Boot On Windows
    Performing a Clean Boot On Windows
  5. Once done, restart your computer and then launch the software to check if the issue persists.

6. Allow Logitech Through Firewall

If all the above solutions fail to fix your issue, it is possible that the firewall is interfering as it can block the Logitech Gaming Software exe file, which prevents the launching process. Hence, to fix this, either disable the built-in Windows Defender Antivirus or allow the application through the firewall.

  1. To allow the application through the firewall, follow the steps:
  2. Press Windows + R keys to open Run Window
  3. Type the control panel and click OK

    Launching Control Panel
    Launching Control Panel
  4. Once the control panel is opened, go to System And Security > Windows Defender Firewall

    Navigating to Windows Defender Firewall
    Navigating to Windows Defender Firewall
  5. Now from the left pane, click Allow An App Or Feature Through Windows Defender Firewall

    Clicking Allow An App or Feature through Windows Defender Firewall
    Clicking Allow An App or Feature through Windows Defender Firewall
  6. Then, click Change Settings
  7. Find Logitech Gaming Framework under Allowed Apps & Features

    Allowing Logitech Gaming Framework
    Allowing Logitech Gaming Framework
  8. Once you find it, tick the Private and Public options and then click OK
  9. Once done, now launch the Logitech Gaming software and check if it is working properly.
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