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The Visual Studio component cache is out o date.

Applies to: SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) v19.0.2.

Date created: September 18, 2023.

Problem Description.

You may receive the following error from SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) when you try to open a New Query window once you are connected with SSMS to SQL Server instance.

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
The Visual Studio component cache is out of date (assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Platform.VSEditor, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b033f5f7f11d50a3a). Please restart Visual Studio. (mscorlib)

When you try to make a right click on a user database, and make a click on New query the error received is shown below:



When you try to open a New Query window from the File menu, the appearance is a liitle bit different but essentially the same error message:

The version of SSMS we are using is 19.0.2.



Search on Windows for the Disk Cleanup application and open it.


Once the application is opened, run the cleanup process over the C: drive (system drive).



Make sure to have selected to clean up "Temporary files" and click OK.



As soon as the cleanup process finishes, you can proceed to open a New Query window again.




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