Ah, thanks! This is really helpful.
So, it looks like several of your inputs are pointing to files or folders located in your SURFdrive (which looks like a cloud storage service). Lots of cloud storage services (including Google Drive’s File Stream and Dropbox’s native applications) minimize the amount of local disk space they use by only loading the files they need when they are needed. That’s great for most use cases, but it doesn’t work very well for InVEST.
One of the things that the InVEST user interface is doing when it opens a model window is that it validates the set of inputs from your last run. So for files that are in your SURFdrive, that means that the file needs to be downloaded first, which can take a long time. I suspect that if you were to just leave the InVEST application alone for a while, the UI would probably eventually load up, but it could take quite a while!
In the short term, you can delete the
GLOBIO.ini file that I pointed you to. The UI should start up very quickly (and let us know if it doesn’t).
And in the longer-term, I would advise you to download whatever files you need from your SURFdrive, from Google Drive, or Dropbox, or whatever cloud storage service you might be using, before you run InVEST. Oh, and I also see that your workspace is pointing to a folder in your SURFdrive as well … this is also likely to cause problems down the road. Instead, be sure to select a folder on your local computer that is not automatically backed up by a file sharing service.
Let us know how this goes!