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VB.net Configuration System Failed to Initialize

Posted on 2014-09-16
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Hi

I am getting the error
Configuration System Failed to Initialize

when my VB.net Excel Add-in loads
The error occurs on the line
    My.Settings.DBType = Form_Settings.cmbPrimaryDatabase.Text

This is very strange as this code has not changed for a year and the error suddenly has happened

I clicked the Synchronize button in settings and got the message below
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This error means there is something wrong with your configuration file. You'll have to dig around as to why. There may be a clue inside of the InnerException property.
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Hi
I have no idea how to do that. Please could you advise further. I read a few articles on the net that said that I should delete the user.config file but this is very hard to find
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User.config file is deep somewhere in appdata folder. This error is related to the config file and usually happens if you change things like namespace, projectname etc.
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thanks
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