On Windows 8.1, Shotcut 17.08.01 fails to load any .mlt files, crashes upon dragging anything from the preview window

I have just recently installed the latest version of Shotcut the other day, and while it was working perfectly fine before, now Shotcut is essentially useless.I can’t load in any mlt files I have created earlier, and whenever I try to start a new project by importing clips into the preview, and then trying to drag it ANYWHERE, Shotcut outright crashes right away. What’s going on?

EDIT: I have uninstalled and reinstalled Shotcut from the official downloads age, and the issue still persists

It is hard to say why, but you can try to reinstall and choose the option to clear all the settings.

Did just that, and it worked. Thanks!