I had the georeferencer window open in QGIS 2.4 while project was running, I accidentally closed the Qgs document with the georeferencing window open (worked absolutely fine till then). When I opened QGIS again and clicked the georeferencing plugin, the window doesn't open.

I tried closing and opening the Qgs doc, deleting temp files, opening QGIS 2.2, restarting computer, but the problem persists. I don't see any error logs in QGIS when I try to open the window.

Any help or possible error checklist is welcomed.

Update I've tried a quick re-install of QGIS 2.4, still no luck. looks like a complete purge is needed.

Update 2 I created a new user on my computer, it already has QGIS installed, and the georeferencer plugin works fine.

  • Do you have both QGIS 2.2 and 2.4 installed? Do you use windows? Using QGIS 2.4 and OpenSUSE 13.1 I cant reproduce described issue. Sep 7, 2014 at 12:07
  • Yes, 2.2 and 2.4, Windows 7 Pro.
    – HDunn
    Sep 7, 2014 at 12:10
  • Did you try to delete your QGIS user directory? If there is no specific reason for using both vesions, I would suggest to uninstall 2.2 and reinstall 2.4. Sep 7, 2014 at 12:15
  • When I installed 2.4, I noticed several features didn't work as well as 2.2, so I kept it. Like I said, there was no issue with the georeferencer, it worked perfectly in both versions even when both were active
    – HDunn
    Sep 7, 2014 at 12:22

2 Answers 2


I had the same problem. This should solve the bug (QGIS 2.6 under Windows):

  • close QGIS
  • using regedit.exe, search for "Plugin-GeoReferencer". This should point to a folder under \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QGIS\QGIS2\Plugins
  • (optional: export a .reg version of the folder for back-up)
  • delete the folder "Plugin-Georeferencer"
  • restart QGIS. Georeferencer window should now open
  • I had the same problem, solved with the Regedit trick, answer n. 3! Thanks! Carlo
    – user34423
    Dec 10, 2014 at 9:21
  • Please do not use the area reserved for direct answers to the question to make comments. The way to say thanks here is to upvote.
    – PolyGeo
    Dec 10, 2014 at 9:27

If it's in docked mode it might just be hidden

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  • It's not docked nor hidden. The only thing that seems to happen is when I click the plugin, it cancels the active window (blue rectangle). Worth mentioning also clicking on the georeferncer button in the Raster toolbar doesn't work.
    – HDunn
    Sep 7, 2014 at 12:25

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