A frequent reason for stalling Photoshop on start up, are bad font files, so I would think the same would be true with a corrupted filter or plugin.
CC handles third party plugins differently to older versions, and you can't point to a folder like you could with CS6 etc. This link might help
Check the location of the app - did you accidentally move the app, or the plugins folder? Could it be trying to scan a lot more folders than it should?
Hi Dennis I looked in my flie explorer [new name in Win 8.1] for some reason my folder plug-ins is empty excpet for a subfolder Panel which is also empty.
That's probably my problem no plugins
I probably need to download the plugins that are supposed to be in CC to begin with.
I checked my file explorer and it looks like my plugin folder is empty except for a subfolder Panel that is also empty
don't know why PS CC didn't download the plug ins
maybe I need to download or reinstall the entire PS app
The plugins folder is supposed to be empty - until you install third party plugins into it.
The required plugins that ship with Photoshop are in the Required folder.
So no, that is not your problem.
Have you designated a different, separate folder as "Additional Plug-In Folder"? If so, temporarily move all items from that folder. Once Photoshop is running, go to preferences to delete the pointer to that folder. Then quit and re-launch Photoshop.
Then you can return the items you took out of the offending folder. Do not ever designate it again as "additional plug-in folder".
CC doesn't have an additional plugins folder -- it was misused much more often than used correctly, so it was removed.
Thanks for the info. My bad; if I had caught the fact that the OP refers to CC, I would have let this thread alone. Sorry.