Visual Studio 2008\Backup Files folder created when every new VS instance is opened


I think I have something broken with the path that VS 2008 saves the backup files. Since few days, it creates a new "Visual Studio 2008" directory in the same folder that my .sln file exists. Then, after the time of the first auto-save expires, the backup files are being saved to this folder.

I browsed the tools-options dialog but I haven't found a way to set the directory to by static: C:\documents and setings\\My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Backup Files.

Can anybody point me with the right solution to this problem (probably the correct registry entry – I guess) ?

Best Solution

Check here:


Fixing the paths there should do the trick, take a special look at VisualStudioLocation which by default points to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Visual Studio 2008