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/ResetSettings (devenv.exe)

Restores Visual Studio default settings and automatically launches the Visual Studio IDE. Optionally resets the settings to a specified .vssettings file.

The default settings are determined by the profile that was selected when Visual Studio was first launched.

Devenv /ResetSettings SettingsFile


The full path and name of the .vssettings file to apply to Visual Studio.

To restore the General Development Settings profile, use General.

If no SettingsFile is specified, you will be prompted to select a default collection of settings the next time you start Visual Studio.

The following command line applies the settings stored in the file MySettings.vssettings.

Devenv.exe /ResetSettings "C:\My Files\MySettings.vssettings"