can't open files

I recently installed a newer version of scrivener and was using it without any problems until today. When I opened Scrivener it asked if I wanted to check automatically for updates and I said yes. As soon as I clicked yes scrivener crashed. Now I can’t open my files. When I click on a file the scrivener menu comes up but no window with the content of my file. Please advise. Thanks!

You should be able to open a project via File > Open… in the menu, or bring up the template chooser via File > New Project… Do neither of those work for you?