Reset IDE settings in Visual Studio 2008


I recently acquired a PC at my new job where there was an existing installation of Visual Studio.

This was fine, however it was set up for a developer.
Whilst I do use, I didn’t want my VS set up this way.

I wanted to re-instate that lovely screen you see when you fresh install VS (below)


To do this, simply click:

Tools > Import and Export Settings Editor


Click Reset all settings


I didn’t backup my settings as the guy working here before had gone… But this screen gives you the option to.


And there we are.
All settings can be reset to a theme of your choice.