The visual Studio component cache is out of date, please restart Visual Studio.

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I’ve faced an issue while opening Visual Studio 2022/2019, and SSMS (MS SQL Server Management Studio) states that,

The Visual Studio component cache is out of date. Please restart Visual Studio.

Fig 1. SSMS error

You can run the Visual Studio installer again to repair the IDE to solve this problem, or follow the below steps to manually delete the temp files to clear the corrupted files.

The issue usually occurs when you install the latest OS updates or any tool-specific updates that cause the problem.


1. Press Windows + R. The Run dialogue will open.
2. Enter the following command: %temp%.
3. Delete all the files.

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