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Failed to create Burp Project: NulpointerException

Rama Apr 01, 2019 05:17AM UTC

I'm using the v2.0.19beta pro version of Burp on my windows machine.

I'm trying to open an existing project, it is throwing an error, " An error occurred when starting a project with the selected options. Failed to create Burp Project: NulpointerException".

Debug ID: 996j8ejvhld1s20diyk0:e8gl

Paul Johnston Apr 01, 2019 01:47PM UTC Support Center agent

Sorry that you’re having difficulty. Is there any chance you can share the project file that’s causing problems?

You can email a link to We’ll treat it confidentially and delete once the cause is diagnosed.

Nate Smith Apr 02, 2019 08:07PM UTC
I am seeing the same issue.

Paul Johnston Apr 03, 2019 11:32AM UTC Support Center agent

Nate – Sorry you are also having difficulty. Is there any chance you can share the problematic project file? If you could send a download link to that would really help use out.

Nate Smith Apr 03, 2019 07:54PM UTC
Thanks Paul. I will send you a link momentarily. At quick glance, the file itself is massive. Almost 3GB in size. My biggest other file is 250MB. Most sit under 100MB.

alt3kx Apr 08, 2019 09:20AM UTC
Hello guys

I confirm same bad behavior comments by @Ramma (Windows/Linux), I have downgrade my burp suite to v2.0.18beta and it keep working well.


Paul Johnston Apr 09, 2019 09:43AM UTC Support Center agent

Thanks for the reports. We have now identified this issue and a fix will be in the next release. In the meantime, please use Burp 2.0.18 if you are affected.

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