VS 2019 After the latest update 16.9 Errors shown

ArtakTc 31 Reputation points

Visual Studio 2019 has stopped working after update 16.9 was installed. I get errors such as "package did not load correctly". Does anyone else have this issue? I did tried many things such as re-installing but no matter what I did the issue still remains.

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  1. ArtakTc 31 Reputation points

    When I run Visual Studio as administrator it works. When I run as a normal user error displayed in popup "The 'Environment Package Window Manager' package did not load correctly" and Visual Studio fails to open.

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  2. Ben Tesch 41 Reputation points

    I have the same issue, and deleting the %localappdata%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\16.0_xxxx\ComponentModelCache folder doesn't help. Running as administrator does.

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  3. Anna Xiu-MSFT 27,816 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @ArtakTc ,

    It has been reported to product team, you can view the similar issue: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/t/Error-The-Environment-Package-Window-M/1356392?space=8&q=Environment+Package+Window+Management+package+did+not+load+correctly+run+Visual+Studio+2019+as+administrator.

    You can also add your comments in there to track the process. If there is any update, I will also add it here.

    Thanks for your understanding.


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  4. WiseyD 1 Reputation point

    I'm having the same issue. Happened after update to 16.9.1

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  5. Artak Tchalgouchian 1 Reputation point

    latest update 16.9.2 fixes the issue. Thank you Microsoft!

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