App Not Responding

Sometimes, if you make a request that returns a lot of data, Insomnia will become unresponsive. If this happens, you can manually delete the large response file by doing the following.

Step 1 – Locate the Application Data Folder

You can find the application data folder in the Help menu. If the help menu is not accessible, here are the default paths for each operating system.

  • %APPDATA% on Windows
  • $XDG_CONFIG_HOME or ~/.config on Linux
  • ~/Library/Application Support on macOS

Step 2 – Delete the Offending Response Body

Each response stores the body inside its own file in the "responses" folder. Locate the large responses and delete them, then restart Insomnia.

Note: It's safe to delete responses. Insomnia will simply report that it cannot locate the body