Published: March 17 2023

Quick fix for Docker not starting on Windows with error "Docker Desktop stopped"

I tried to start Docker Desktop this morning on my Windows machine and was getting the error "Docker Desktop stopped" before the application automatically closed.

A quick fix that worked for me was to simply delete the Docker settings.json file located at C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Roaming\Docker\settings.json and then start Docker Desktop again. When Docker starts it automatically creates a new settings.json file.

I'm running Windows 10 with Docker Desktop 4.9.1.


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