I recently downloaded Xcode directly from apple.com (I didn't use the App Store). Now I try to open it, but it just says "Checking Xcode", it loads until the progress bar reaches 100% and then it does nothing.
What can I do?
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Delete all files at
Manually install Developer Tools from Terminal by running
Reinstall "XcodeSystemResources.pkg" from contents of Xcode.app itself
Finally Xcode 9.0.1 (9A1004) worked perfectly.
I see that you said that you downloaded Xcode from Apple.com, so you must have downloaded a beta version. The same issue also happened to me when the Xcode 7 beta came out. For whatever reason this sometimes happens when trying to run the betas.
Unless there is a big reason why you can't (some feature you need for app development), just download Xcode from the Mac App Store and you shouldn't run into this issue again.
I had a simmilar issue. I solved it following this answer:
sudo rm -rf /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools)
xed . to open my project/workspace.
I accidentally hit
xed / and that some how put Xcode is a weird state that upon opening any project Xcode would just open a spinning wheel.
I restarted and deleted my derived data a couple times but nothing worked.
What fixed it was opening a single file with
xed i.e. I just did
xed foo.swift and I was then able to open projects in Xcode.