can I delete C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions now that I've moved to VS2017? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I un-installed VS2015 and used the /uninstall /force options on Win7-64. 

    I'm now using VS 2015.

    VS2015 left 2GB in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions.

    Can I just delete this folder?

    Is there a better way, so that any registry entries can get deleted?

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:17 PM


  • Hi,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    Yes, you could delete C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions.

    Besides, you could also delete the following folders:

    • C:\users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0
    • C:\users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0
    • C:\users\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VSCommon\14.0

    Go to the registry editor (start >> run >> regedit) and remove the following registries(it just has a small memory, you could ignore these)

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0_Config

    Best regards,


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    • Marked as answer by Win7Wannabe Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:48 AM
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:36 AM