VS does not load preferences and settings at start-up.

  • I had a situation where I had to turn off my laptop by holding down the power button for a long time.
    Since then VS does not save settings of panels, toolboxes, recent documents . Every restart means rebuilding the settings from previously saved files.
    Is there anything I could do before trying a reinstall?

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    @encart Strange case, was VS running?

    One thing to do is to remove the c:\Users<user name>\NumericPath folder completely while VS is not running and reinstalling VS after that.

    when uninstalling VS, the user folder is not removed.

  • Yes, It was running during this incident.
    Deleting the folder you specified helped. Reinstalling was not required.
    Thank you.