Myplaces.kml not responding Google Earth error [EXPERT FIX]

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Google Earth is incredibly useful software, but some users reported Myplaces.kml not responding message. This error could be caused by either myplaces.kml being damaged, either there could be a graphics software issue.

One user described the issue on Google Groups as follows:

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Hello. My Google Earth stalls for literally about 10 minutes while it
gives me the message “Loading myplaces.kml, including enabled
overlays”
My Google Earth used to startup and be ready to go in about 3 seconds.
How do I fix this to get it back to the old ways?

Fortunately, we found a few ways of fixing this error, listed below.

What to do if Google Earth isn’t responding on Windows 10?

1. Make sure Windows Firewall isn’t blocking Google Earth

  1. Type in the search box Windows Firewall.
  2. Click Windows Firewall in the search results to open it.
  3. Select Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall.
    allow an app through windows firewall google earth myplaces.kml not responding
  4. Tick the box next to the Google Earth app > press OK.

2. Clear disk cache

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Select Organize > click Folder Options.
  3. Go to the View tab > check Show hidden files and folders.
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  4. Follow these location C:>Users>username>AppData>LocalLow>Google>GoogleEarth.
  5. Create a back up for myplaces.kml in a safe spot.
  6. Delete the Google Earth folder.
  7. Try loading the Google Earth app.

Alternatively, you can use the Repair Tool:

  1. Open the Google Earth app.
  2. Select Help > click Launch Repair Tool.
  3. If asked which product to repair, select Google Earth Pro.
  4. Keep the Repair Tool open and close Google Earth Pro.
  5. Click Delete my places > select Delete.

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3. Try to switch the graphics displays

switch to directx google earth myplaces.kml not responding

  1. Open Google Earth Pro.
  2. Select Tools in the top menu > click Options…
  3. Find the Graphics Mode sections and change from OpenGL to DirectX or the other way around if you have DirectX selected.
  4. Select Apply > click OK.
  5. Restart the Google Earth app and see if it works.

4. Disable Atmosphere

disable atmosphere google earth myplaces.kml not responding

  1. Open the Google Earth app.
  2. Click View in the top menu.
  3. Deselect Atmosphere > click OK.

We hope that our simple steps on how to fix Myplaces.kml not responding error in Google Earth. If you have any other suggestions on fixing this error, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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