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GoPro Studio won’t Open

GoPro Studio is the video editing software packaged with the GoPro and GoPro Hero cameras.gopro-studio-wont-open-fix

GoPro Studio is compatible on both Windows and Mac based operating systems and demands a minimum of a dual core CPU and four gigs of RAM.

Packed with features and easy to use Edit Templates GoPro Studios is the go to software for most GoPro users.

Oh No…GoPro Studio won’t Open

While GoPro is a great choice for on-the-fly editing of your footage there is still the occasional compatibility issue with users operating system environments.

Some users have had issues during the initial install but even more had issues opening GoPro Studios even after regular use.

GoPro Studio won’t Open Windows 7 & 8

Users have reported a handful of errors opening GoPro Studio on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.


One of the big issues seen is regarding the .NET framework and version compatability.


Upon downloading GoPro Studio and running the installer your PC will throw an error ‘TemplateInstaller.exe’ failed, but the software will continue to install.

Then on the first run a message box will appear stating ‘GoPro Studio.exe has stopped working’.


Go to the ‘Control Panel’ in your Windows Start Menu.

Then navigate to ‘Turn Windows features on or off’.

Tick or turn on ‘Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1’ (required by GoPro Studio).

Now restart your PC.

It will take about 5 – 10 minutes for your Windows PC to update.

A message box should pop up and say ‘cleaning your computer’.

Don’t worry, every thing is going well and GoPro Studio should no stay open.



GoPro Studio would open and has worked fine previously, and then suddenly GoPro Studio won’t open.


If GoPro has opened at one point but now won’t the most likely issue is a hanging process.

Enter ‘Control + Alt + Delete’ on your keyboard and open the Windows Task Manager.

Right click on the ‘GoPro.exe’ process and select ‘End Process’.

Now attempt to re-open GoPro Studio and it should work!

GoPro Studio won’t Open Mac

Mac users are in the same boat as the GoPro Studio software will occasionally not open in Mac OS. Do not forget to make sure you have OS X 10.6 or later as this will cause issues from the start.



When installing GoPro.dmg I get an error saying ‘Install failed, contact the manufacturer’.


The first step is to go to the Mac Utilities folder and launch the ‘Disk Utility’.

Select the Mac HD that you are attempting to install GoPro Studio too.

Click on both ‘repair disc’ and ‘repair disc permissions’ in the bottom right.

Once the disc and permissions repair is finished make sure all of you Mac Software is up-to-date.

Restart your Mac.

Attempt to update software one more time.

Launch GoPro Studio and you should now be up and running.

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  1. January 19, 2016 at 12:18 am — Reply

    Thanks for the tips. Mine crashes as soon as a video file is loaded. I tried everything, .Net, C++, Quicktime update, but nothing works 🙁

    • January 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm — Reply

      Hey Guillaume!

      While I fought with GoPro Studio for some time there still seams to be many different bugs they need to work out.

      I would suggest trying Pinnacle Studio. You can grab your copy with 25% off using our Editing Insider link https://editinginsider.com/out/pinnacle19

    • upnorthagency
      February 12, 2016 at 9:44 pm — Reply

      have you reinstalled gopro studio directly? or else camtasia is a pretty solid replacement.

      • February 13, 2016 at 2:43 am — Reply

        Thanks, will give it a go. Right now, I am using it straight away in my Vegas timeline but it makes the whole thing pretty slow.

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