This morning I had a strange error message, when I tried to start Visual Studio (version 2015, but it seems this also affects older versions):
A problem occurred when loading the Microsoft Visual Studio menu. To fix this problem, run 'devenv.exe /resetsettings' from the command prompt. Note: this command resets your environment settings.
Needless to say that the proposed command did not do the trick. After some digging in the internet I found the solution. Turned out that Visual Studio has problems, when the
PATH variable becomes bigger than 2048 character.
The solution was to remove some items from the
Doing this and restarting the computer brought Visual Studio back to life.