Unreal Engine 5 Not Launching Visual Studio Solution

This tutorial covers the following scenarios where Unreal Engine Fails To Launch Visual Studio:

  1. Unreal Engine Does not open Visual Studio when double clicking C++ file from content browser. No Error shows up.
  2. “Go to definition” In Blueprint Does Not Open Visual Studio. Only Message That Shows Up Is “Reading C++ Symbols”
  3. Widget Reflector Does Not Open Visual Studio When Clicking On Source File To View Its code.


If You’re experiencing the “Could Not Find Code File On D://” type of error, Please get that tutorial here:

Unreal Engine “ Could Not Find Code ” Error Fix

This one is specifically for troubleshooting  failure to launch visual studio when needed.



Supported Engine Versions: All