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Docker failed to initialize.Operation timed out

After Docker desktop Update or Download the latest version for windows 10, docker can’t start i am getting this error message

in console show me this error
error during connect: This error may indicate that the docker daemon is not running.: Get “http://%2F%2F.%2Fpipe%2Fdocker_engine/v1.24/containers/json”: open //./pipe/docker_engine: El sistema no puede encontrar el archivo especificado.

Most probably this due to switching between Linux and windows containers.
Try “C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\DockerCli.exe” -SwitchDaemon in cmd
or & ‘C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\DockerCli.exe’ -SwitchDaemon in powershell

HI! thanks for the suggestion! I solved this by erasing some folders of docker in C:\Users\nameUser\AppData\Roaming\Docker Desktop…

Can you please explain

I solved it by deleting these three folders:
C:\Users[USER]\AppData\Roaming\Docker Desktop

Once deleted, I didn’t have to do anything else, Docker Desktop started booting up as normal. Note, that I have Docker Desktop configured to run on startup. If you don’t have this set, you may need to manually run Docker Desktop after deleting these directories.


this is a good find. this worked for me but I would have never thought to try this.

great, that works also to me like a charm.

As suggested by @Bryan, Its working now after deleting those folders. Thanks.

Why do we need to delete it, anybody any idea?

Thanks man… it worked :slight_smile:

Worked for me. Thank you!!