10 May, 2014

How to reset VS

My VS 2013 today completely locked up. I could not even start it; just had a spinning wheel and nothing else. It would have been nice to go into Settings – Reset or something. However – that was not possible due to the spinning wheel. Great – now what?

Luckily, Microsoft has seen this one before I reckon; as you can reset the environment from the command line:

1) Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE

2) Run devenv.exe /resetsettings

3) Done. You can now start VS again…

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