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What is causing this ? What did I do wrong ? How do I stop the behavior ?

  • Turned on machine.
  • Loaded Apps to go to work
  • Got this...


  • He wouldn't go away.
  • I looked up the message on Bing and Google.
  • Found a page on Microsoft's site, and one on Norton Symantec (among others).

Skimming over the two pages on the two sites, I decided that this was not a virus, and I clicked.

Both screens went away at once and were replaced (both) with a flat, somewhat bright, very pale blue background.

There appeared to be a MessageBox on one of the screens, with these words...

Microsoft Visual Studio

The Application Data Folder for Visual Studio could not be created

So I clicked okay.

  • The thing happened two or three more times.
  • Finally it went away.
  • Like, Duh.

Alms for the clueless ??? What is causing this ? It happens sometimes, but not always. Do I have a problem that will be really bad ? Or is this something that I'm just doing wrong in Visual Studio ?

For that matter, is this a system user thing, or some other kind of bug ? Or is it a bug in the first place ?

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What is the question? – Xavierjazz Jan 8 '13 at 16:33
There, edited it. Are the questions surrounding this more clear now ? Hope I didn't overdo it. – User.1 Jan 8 '13 at 16:47
Well, looks like Visual Studio doesn't have the permission to create folders. If I were you, I'd wipe it and re-install it. Because being a Microsoft product, it should know well how to ask Windows for the appropriate permissions. And uhm. Run an antivirus scan, just in case. With weird things like this. – Ariane Jan 8 '13 at 16:49
It's Visual Studio 2010 on Win'7 if that makes any difference. – User.1 Jan 8 '13 at 16:51

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