I try to open en local Brain zip through browsing local files. When I hit the button brain disappears, nothing happens.
Tried restarting and reinstalling, to no avail
Are you using multiple monitors? Are you on Windows or macOS? Any additional information you can share will help us troubleshoot this issue. Thank you.
Patrick - appears to be the same problem I have been experiencing with TB8.  Rolo - this could be a Java error which was pointed out by Patrick the other day.  Instead of fighting this (for a long time) I decided to completely switch to TB9.
customized Desktop PC (Haswell i7 4770 3.4 gHz with 32 GB RAM), Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, 256 GB SSD,  and a Microsoft Surface Pro 2017, Windows 10, 512 GB SSD, 16 GB ram, i7

You should also be able to double click on a .brain file to launch TheBrain application with the desired Brain database.

As Patrick may have mentioned, it never hurts to get the latest version of Java installed on your machine (to benefit TheBrain 8).  If you are interested, I'm happy to send you some detailed instructions on getting rid of your older versions and making sure you have the latest greatest Java from

Bill's suggestion of upgrading to TheBrain 9 is a great option as well.  We're still in Beta at this point, but the most recent and stable build is available at . One of the great new features of version 9... No Java!


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