Reset Visual Studio settings after it crashed repeatedly


If your Visual Studio crashes and you can’t make it work, not even after a reinstall, try the following commands, from the installation folder ( should be something like C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\VC> ):

  1. devenv.exe /safemode
  2. devenv.exe /resetskippkgs
  3. devenv.exe /installvstemplates
  4. devenv.exe /resetsettings
  5. devenv.exe /resetuserdata

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