FIX: Find/Replace Crashes Visual Studio 2008
For the past few months, I’ve “tolerated” Visual Studio 2008 crashing whenever I tried to do a Find/Replace. I’m not sure why… I just did.
Today, I set out and finally found a fix—it’s a known issue, but the patch hasn’t been widely distributed. The problem revolves around not Visual Studio, but Windows itself—any x64 bit version of Windows.
The full feedback submission on Microsoft Connect is available here.
The solution is to go to this HotFix request site and for the “Product and version affected”, request 947841. A few hours later, you’ll get an email with the downloadable hotfix and a password to unlock the file.
Unfortunately—NOTHING I’ve found explains what the hotfix resolves, changes, etc, but it works.