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VS 2005 not saving build setting and window settings


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#1 LancerSolurus   Members   -  Reputation: 602

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:26 AM

I have been having this issue with 1 single project for a year now. I have scoured the web multiple times looking for a solution. So here is how it all came about.

 

Moved from Vista to Win 7 after a nasty trojan trashed my system. Reinstalled all of the software needed to build the project and left the project in the partition it was already in. At that point when I loaded the project it always starts in debug mode, never release mode.

 

A few weeks ago my Seagate drive failed due to a bad flash rom version (found out afterwards it was a widespread problem with the 1 TB drives). Fortunately Seagate was nice enough to reflash the rom and I now have my code back. Thanks to Seagate, I got back over 2 years worth of code I had lost (dummy me didn't check to make sure my backups were sent to a different HD, I feel like an idiot for this one since I know better). Well now a new issue has cropped up, none of the windows that were opened will be there when I reload the project. I thought there was a setting for that one but I haven't had any luck in finding it.

 

This is the only project that behaves this way, unfortunately it is the project I work on the most and it is annoying to have to change it back to release mode every time I start VS and reopen all of the windows again. Does anyone know of a solution to either of these issues? None of my other projects have that problem including ones that are even older than this one.


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#2 Nypyren   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4303

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:11 AM

Perhaps the .suo or .user files are read-only?

If all else fails, try creating a new project in a different folder and re-add all of your source files to it.

It might also be a case where the file system user permissions are set for your Vista account still. You might want to delve into the Properties -> Security tab on the folder(s) where your project is and make sure nothing strange is afoot.

Edited by Nypyren, 15 July 2013 - 02:14 AM.


#3 LancerSolurus   Members   -  Reputation: 602

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:39 AM

Appreciate the reply, I already tried recreating the project, still does the same thing. It really doesn't make sense since that should have cleared any project dependencies. If I could figure out where it saves the settings I would look into what it isn't saving.

 

BTW, (read-only) that was the first thing I checked.


Edited by LancerSolurus, 15 July 2013 - 04:39 AM.

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