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    Where is the list for MRU projects in VS2019 ?

    I have a weird problem here with one particular project in VS2019 (it's a Visual C++ project)

    Regardless of whether I try to open it from within VS2019 - or by double clicking from within Windows Explorer - VS2019 always opens the wrong project!!

    In older versions of VS, Most Recently Used projects were saved in the registry. So for VC8 it was here:-

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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\ProjectMRUList
    But for VS2019 that registry key doesn't seem to exist any more. Does anyone know where this stuff gets saved now ??
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    Re: Where is the list for MRU projects in VS2019 ?

    No - but just do a full registry search for the name required. Use regedit then edit/find then findnext
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    Re: Where is the list for MRU projects in VS2019 ?

    Thanks 2kaud but that's what confused me....

    If I search for any of my VS2019 projects (or solutions) in the registry, they don't seem to be there...
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    Re: Where is the list for MRU projects in VS2019 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    Thanks 2kaud but that's what confused me....

    If I search for any of my VS2019 projects (or solutions) in the registry, they don't seem to be there...
    Perhaps VS changed the storage approach. You may be interested to know that VS has a programming api, so you should be able to programmatically retrieve the mru list.

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    Re: Where is the list for MRU projects in VS2019 ?

    Ah so..... See https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Fo...al-studio-2017

    Since VS2017, it uses a private hive. Doh! So you have to load the hive first before you can search/amend it. Ah......
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