Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate - open file,open project and add existing item displays "The operation could not be completed"


  • Hi everyone,

    I've been using my installation of Visual Studio for a while now without any problem but all of a sudden upon using either the "open File" button, "open Project" button or the "add" > "Existing project" context menu i run into the same error message "The operation could not be completed".

    Suggested fixes I have tried:

    - Repair

    - Reinstall

    - Restarting the Tablet Input Service

    - Launching with /log (after reviewing the output I couldn't see a single error message or anything out of the ordinary)

    - Check windows Application logs (same story as the /log parameter)

    - Launching in safe-mode

    - Switching Windows styles

    - creating a new project (on my 5th new project now and still no joy)

    - Checking for updates (none available)

    - A few other heuristic fixes

    I was halfway through coding a project and came to import another project when I found out this was happening and am completely out of ideas so any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    About the system:

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Version 10.0.40219.1 SP1Rel

    Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1, latest updates installed;

    "New Project" Button works fine as does the "Recent Files" it only appears to be the open dialogue in visual studio which has a problem, no other programs are effected.

    quarta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2012 14:23

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    quarta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2012 18:21