johnweidauer

I have been working on a project (W32 Client App VB.NET) for about 3 months now, backing-up once a week. I had not backed-up for the past 3 weeks out of ignorance, and of course I have done a lot of development during this time, and when I opened my Project today, the project was empty. I thought I must have opened the wrong Project, but no, it was the right one. I verified the path, nothing has moved , but I cannot see my files that belong to the project in the project folder, and the project folder in 'My Documents' is where it should be. Then I noticed my Recycle Bin contained some old Web Project Folders that I have dabbled in over the past few days. Since I never deleted them, I figured VS 2005 did this "for" me when I closed the Solution.

I do not use any sort of VSS, settings are 'None' for the current Source Control Plug-in. Can anyone tell me just what in the H!!!!!! is going on

I installed .NET Framework 3.0 and VS 2005 SP1 about a week ago.

I am lost, and so is my project, deadline is next week and now I need to cram this out, any ideas


Re: Visual Basic IDE Project Folder Moved to Recycle Bin

Richard Berg MSFT

Looks like source control is not involved. Moving to the IDE forum...




Re: Visual Basic IDE Project Folder Moved to Recycle Bin

spotty

I dont think that visual studio would have done this, In all my time using VB v1 - 2005 I've not known it to mess with files without being instructed to.

That said, a couple of other possibilities.

  • Possible Hard Drive / Windows Failure
  • Possible Virus
  • Possible inadvertant user involvement

I really doubt its visual studio deleting your files, otherwise I guess we would be seeing a number of similar issues.





Re: Visual Basic IDE Project Folder Moved to Recycle Bin

johnweidauer

I "had" the same thought/opinion until...

We had our Intranet server go down, total hard drive failure, lost everything; even the back-up was corrupt.

I rebuilt the server, but did not create any of the sites or sub-webs for what was lost yet. Within VS 2005 (My Documents) I still had my Project/Solution files and folders for these intranet sites that were lost. I had accidentally tried to open a project for one of these intranet sites that was lost and after a few moments I received the 'unable to open'...'Could not find' error, as expected, but the curious thing was that I then found the project folder in the Recycle Bin for the project that I just tried to open. That part I can kind of understand, but the logic behind it has me a little (a lot) confused. Is this common practice for the IDE, I don't see why it would be.

Then I come across the situation that I explained in my original post, not sure how or why things happened the way they did and if they even relate to one another.

Thanks for the help.




Re: Visual Basic IDE Project Folder Moved to Recycle Bin

spotty

Definately not comon practice for IDE to dump stuff to the recycle bin.

My thought is its something related to the hard drive failure and subsequent processes taken to get things up and running again.

I would really doubt its VS, if you create a new project (from scratch) now things have been repaired are you able to reproduce it.





Re: Visual Basic IDE Project Folder Moved to Recycle Bin

johnweidauer

It only occurs on my old website projects where it cannot connect to the website. I have reproduced the error only in this scenario.

I am not sure why my existing Windows Application Project would be sent to the recycle bin, just a similarity that I thought may have existed. I am not blaming VS, just not sure how to explain what had happened.




Re: Visual Basic IDE Project Folder Moved to Recycle Bin

spotty

I understand, I'd really put it down to the HD issues, if it wasnt happening before with those project, it isnt happening now with new project and the only projects effected are the ones which were around at the time of the failure, it sounds like something outside of VS may have caused the issue.

If you do manage to get a repro on a newly created project, then further investigation might be warranted.