The VLC Video Lan Client Media Player won’t run after upgrading

I’ve updated the VLC Video Lan Client Media Player from version 2 to version 3 and it simply didn’t run without any error messages.

A quick look into the taskmanager revealed, that the vlc.exe was indeed running.

To fix the problem i killed all vlc.exe in the taskmanager and went into the windows file explorer.There i navigated to %AppData%      which would lead me to “C:\Users\MYUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming”

There i deleted all VLC and VIDEOLAN folders.

After that, i tried again to start VLC and it worked perfectly.