New project folder defaulting to users\user name\source\repos instead of projects folder in VS 2019. What is the strategy behind this? RRS feed

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  • User-858993849 posted

    In installing Visual Studio 2019, I noticed the default project folder is now in a "repos" folder (users\user name\source\repos), and not the Projects folder as it seemed to be in the past. I know I can change it in options, but before doing so wanted to make sure I am not missing out on some strategic advantage in the change. 

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


    Sunday, December 8, 2019 5:23 PM

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  • User475983607 posted

    The repos folder is the default used with source control.   You can change the default to whatever you like.

    Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:21 PM
  • User-474980206 posted

    with git, it common to have a repo per project. if you use azure devops, you'll notice its does not support folders at the repro level. the vs defaults just reflect this.

    Monday, December 9, 2019 12:03 AM
  • User711641945 posted


    As far as I known, it would work well although you change the folder.And there seems no such strategic advantage in the change. 

    Best Regards,


    Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:08 AM