Windows C++ Does Not Work with Windows 11

Vikki 1 Reputation point

I've gone through the other questions in the forum here, and none of them provide an answer. I'm a day away from going back to Windows 10 due to the lack of help Microsoft is actually providing for this huge issue. I cannot run programs necessary for work on my computer because Windows 11 does not recognize C++ programs. At all. I've done the uninstall/reinstall, reboot, go to the directory and select it manually, etc. Windows 11 refuses to recognize any C++ file that was previously there and when installing a new one, it has the same issues like the file is foreign. I got all of my C++ files from the correct site, so there should not be an issue and this should have been taken care of before releasing Windows 11 as C++ is needed for many programs to run (games, apps, etc.).

If anyone knows a workaround or a way to get Windows 11 to recognize C++, please, please let me know. If there is not (or if I am provided the same answers that I have already done), then I will just have to switch back to Windows 10.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,416 Reputation points

    Hello Vikki,

    Thank you for your question and reaching out.

    I can understand you are facing issue with C++ files in Windows 11.

    1. Please try to Install C and C++ support in Visual Studio using below link.
    2. Please verify file associations type for .cpp ( c++ ) have been set correctly to open them Visual studio.
    3. Windows Settings -> Apps category -> Default apps tab -> scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click the Reset button beside “Reset all default apps.”


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