FIX: The Visual Studio 2005 IDE may stop responding when you open a solution from Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server version control

You open a solution directly from Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server version control. If the local workspace path of the solution exceeds 261 characters, the Visual Studio 2005 IDE stops responding, and you cannot open the solution.
This problem occurs because a deadlock occurs. This deadlock is caused by an exception. The PathTooLongException exception is the most common cause of this deadlock. However, other exceptions may also cause the deadlock.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note You must apply this hotfix on the Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server client computers.


You must have Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Article ID: 934217 - Last Review: 10/08/2011 19:28:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

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