Archive for March, 2010

A quick search on google reveiled the solution, simply to run ‘Outlook.exe /resetnavpane’, this fixed the problem. I don’t know why this occurred, but my Windows installation (Windows 7, Enterprise) has behaved a bit peculiar today…

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Suddenly I could not search (use the Find and replace functionality) in Visual Studio 2005 while debugging (VS failed to show this form). The solution was to reset settings using the “devenv /resetsettings” command, which will restore Visual Studio back to its original factory state. This probably works for newer versions as well.

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I had problems opening a Visual Studio solution file in Windows 7, it did not open when I double clicked the .sln file in explorer.

The problem is that this needs administrator rights.

The solution is to right click on the devenv.exe (for VS Studio 2008, under C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE), select properties and go to the compatibility tab and set “Run this program as administrator”.

Since I’ve also had VS Studio 2005 installed I had to check the same thing for it’s devenv.exe (under C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE).

Still, it didn’t work. Apperently, when trying to run a .sln file the version selector is invoked (when having multiple versions of VS Studio installed),the vslauncher.exe (under C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\MSEnv). This must also run with administrator rights,! By doing the same procedure as above to run as an administrator, double clicking on .sln files finally worked!

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