Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Large .suo file causing Visual Studio to hang

Just when I needed it least Visual Studio decided to hang. I restarted it and sat for 10 minutes while it opened my project again. So I restarted the machine, and it did it again.

After a bit of investigation I found that my .suo file was 8.5MB (which is tiny compared to some reports), and renaming this (the safe equivalent of deleting) solved my problems. I lost a few preferences (I haven't fully established what yet, but I run pretty vanilla so there shouldn't be much) but it all works WAY faster than I've become accustomed to.

Perhaps there's a more official way of cleansing the .suo?

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