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How to run Visual Studio 2015 in safe mode?

There are times when you Visual Studio instance might not start up correctly. One of the best option during this time is to use Microsoft Visual Studio in safe mode. By running the Visual Studio in safe mode, you work with the default environment. In this mode, all the third party extensions would be disabled. This would help you identify if at all the problem was caused by any third party add-ins.

How to run Visual Studio 2015 in safe mode?

To run Visual Studio 2015 in safe mode, open Developer Command Prompt for VS2015 and type the command devenv.exe /safemode


After the command is executed, Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 will start in safe mode which is indicated in the title bar of Visual Studio 2015.


Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.