League of Legends is one of the popular multiplayer online battle arena video game titles developed by Riot games for Microsoft Windows and macOS. Here, players will control a champion with the goal of destroying the opponent\u2019s Nexus. Although this is a solid game there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the League of Legends not opening issue. How To Fix League Of Legends Not Opening Issue Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it\u2019s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem. There are several factors that can cause this particular problem ranging from a corrupted file to outdated graphics drivers. Listed below are the troubleshooting steps you need to do to fix the problem. Manually launch the game If you are trying to access the game using the shortcut on the desktop and this issue occurs then try accessing the game using the main executable file found in the installation folder. This way you can check if the shortcut is corrupted and causing this problem. In case the game will open then you have to delete the shortcut from the desktop and create another one. Run the game as an administrator Sometimes the game will require an elevated privilege to run. If it is not being run as an administrator then there\u2019s a possibility that this problem can occur. Go to the game installation folder.Right\u2013click on the \u201clol.launcher.exe\u201d and select \u201cProperties\u201c.Click on the \u201cCompatibility\u201d tab and check the \u201cRun as Administrator\u201d box.Click on \u201cApply\u201d and then \u201cOK\u201c. Check if the League of Legends not opening issue still occurs. Close other running applications There are cases when an application that is running on your computer can cause this problem. Certain applications such as Stream and Razer Synapse have been reported to affect the launch process of this game. Right\u2013Click on the taskbar and select "Task Manager"Click on the \u201cStartup\u201d tab, click on any application to select it and then click on the \u201cDisable\u201d button.Disable all the applications in the list and restart the computer.Without starting any other application, run the \u201clol.launcher.exe\u201d Check if the League of Legends not opening issue still occurs. Repair the game If the problem is caused by missing or corrupted game files then you will need to initiate a repair. Go to the game installation folder and run the \u201clol.launcher.admin\u201d executable.Click on the cog wheel icon and select \u201cInitialize Full Repair\u201cWait while the launcher verifies the game files. Check if the League of Legends not opening issue still occurs. Try replacing the Projects folder The Projects folder contains files that are required for the game to launch properly. If these files are corrupted then it can cause this problem. To fix this you will have to replace the folder. Go to the game installation folder and open the \u201cRADS\u201d folder.From the \u201cRADS\u201d folder, right-click on the \u201cProjects\u201d folder and select \u201ccut\u201c.Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select \u201cpaste\u201c.When all the files have successfully been moved try to launch the game executable.The game will download the missing files.Move the \u201cProjects\u201d folder back into the \u201cRADS\u201d folder without closing the download process.Chose the \u201cOverwrite\u201d option whenever the notification prompts you to.After the folder is moved, launch the game executable again.The downloading process will now have jumped almost to the endAfter the download process finishes, the game will automatically be launched. Check if the League of Legends not opening issue still occurs. Update the game client There are instances when the problem can be caused by corrupted .dll files of the game. If this is the case then you will need to delete this files. Go to the game installation folder and open the \u201cRADS\u201d folder.Inside the \u201cRADS\u201d folder, open the \u201cProjects\u201d folder and delete the \u201clol_launcher\u201d and \u201clol_patcher\u201d folders.Go back to the main installation folder of the game and delete all the \u201caps_ms_win\u2026.dll\u201d files. Only delete the \u201caps_ms_win\u2026.dll\u201d files.Double click on the \u201clol_launcher\u201d located inside the main game directory.It will take a longer period of time to launch than it usually does and will begin to download an update to the client.Wait for the process to finish Check if the League of Legends not opening issue still occurs. Update your graphics card driver NVIDIA Click on the Search bar on the left-hand side of the taskbarType in Geforce Experience and press EnterClick on the first icon to open the applicationSign in then Click on the \u201cDrivers\u201d option on the top left.In that Tab, Click on the \u201cCheck for Updates\u201d option on the top rightThe application checks if new updates are availableIf the updates are available a \u201cDownload\u201d button will appearClick on the download button to begin the download processAfter the Driver is downloaded the application will give you the option for \u201cExpress\u201d or \u201cCustom\u201d installation.Click on the \u201cExpress\u201d installation option and the Driver will automatically be installed AMD Right\u2013Click on the Desktop and select AMD Radeon SettingsClick on Updates in the lower right cornerClick on \u201cCheck For Updates\u201dIf a new update is available a new option will appearClick on the option and select UpdateClick on Upgrade when the installer prompts you toThe installer will now get the package ready, check all the boxes and click on InstallThis will now download the new driver and install it automaticallyRestart your computer Check if the League of Legends not opening issue still occurs.