So, I was using Visual Studio 2013, it crashed, and when I restarted it the Search Solution Explorer had stopped functioning correctly:
- It fails to find any file if you type in the exact file name
- It fails to find any configuration files e.g. Web.config
It seems to still find some files on a partial match, but not all files that you'd expect it to match e.g. if I search for
Account I'd expect it to find
AccountControllerTest.cs but it only finds the latter.
Some further info:
- If I start VS 2013 in safe mode Search Solution Explorer works fine without any problems
- If I manually disable or uninstall the extensions I'm using and start VS normally, the problem with Search Solution Explorer reappears
Has anyone come across anything similar to this, or got any suggestions of what to try to get Search Solution Explorer working again?
I've had some joy running
devenv /ResetSkipPkgs and
devenv /ResetSettings. After a I ran those command Search Solution Explorer started working again, and works most of the time now. It still fails occasionally. Sometimes restarting Visual Studio will get it working again, but sometimes it just plain refuses to find certain files that are there.
I installed Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, and Search Solution Explorer ran without any problems for just over a week before this problem reappeared. Restarting Visual Studio got Search Solution Explorer working again.