Last post Aug 27, 2015 05:13 PM by ronwsor
Sep 07, 2011 07:41 PM|eddyq|LINK
I have been using Visual Studio 2010 Express for quite sometime now. After closing with files opened (and saved) it would always remember the files and reload them upon a new startup. But today that doesn't happen anymore.
I can't find an option that may need to be turned on again.
Does anyone know where that option is?
Sep 12, 2011 10:40 PM|XiaoCheng Fan - MSFT|LINK
You can try to change your startup options by Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Startup -> At startup: Load last laod solution.
I hope this can be helpful for you.
Sep 14, 2011 11:08 AM|eddyq|LINK
I have already made sure that is set. The solution does automatically load, the problem is that the open files do not re-open.
I have found that if I change to Basic Settings then it works as expected but Basic Settings does not show External Tools and I need that.
Jun 27, 2012 05:25 PM|dishoom|LINK
I had the same issue in VS 2010.
I was able to fix it by resetting my settings.
In VS 2010, go to Tools --> Import and Export Setting --> Select Reset all setting.
Sep 28, 2012 05:52 PM|kuroki|LINK
This happened to me as well, but I didn't want to reset all my settings. So here are a couple things to try before that:
1. Export your settings (Tools -> Import and Export Settings) and open the resulting file in a text editor. Search for a section starting with "<Category name="Environment_WindowLayout"". In my file, there were two places with a riduculous amount of duplicate
"<ViewBookmark" entries. I deleted all but one in both places then I imported this file into VS and it fixed it for me. Note: I re-imported everything.
2. Along the same lines as above, I read a post about exporting your current settings and then importing the resulting file but excluding window layouts (All Settings -> General Settings -> Window Layouts).
Aug 25, 2014 03:04 PM|databaser|LINK
This is an old thread but now I'm facing the same problem with VS2013. I tried the solutions provided here but no luck, and I didn't expect they would work because the problem is all about project-wise settings not the overall environment.
So I did some research and found the solution:
1. There is a hidden file with extension .suo in the solution folder, you'll see it if you set hidden files visible by using Folder Options.
2. Delete or rename this file.
3. Restart VS, VS will create a new .suo file to store the solution/project settings.
4. The next time you start VS, everything will be fine again.
Oct 08, 2014 10:35 AM|enzocontini|LINK
Your solution works for me too! ;-)
May 11, 2015 07:27 PM|greg.bakker|LINK
I had the same problem with Visual Studio 2013, and I also didn't want to reset all of my settings. I solved it by doing this:
- Export my current settings (Tools > Export and Import Settings), making sure to UNMARK General Settings > Window Layouts.
- Re-import the settings I just exported, but making sure I left General Settings > Window Layouts MARKED now (so it would overwrite the current Window Layouts with the "clean slate" of the imported settings.
Aug 07, 2015 08:45 AM|RyanBi|LINK
I wasn't able to find the Window Layouts option when I was importing the old settings; however, I was able to simply use one of the default settings sets that was provided as an option for importing.
Aug 27, 2015 05:13 PM|ronwsor|LINK
It changed again in VS 2015.
Now the .suo file is in a hidden folder.
From the project solution folder\.vs\projectname\v14\.suo
Delete or rename this file.