Cannot save BIML files in Visual Studio 2017

Hi, Since a couple of days, me and two colleagues, can't save edited BIML files anymore. Visual Studio opens the BIML file, we can edit them, but trying to save them doesn't do anything (Visual Studio also doesn't notice the changes, it does not shows a * behind the file while editing). I've already upgraded BIML express to the latest version, but that gives the same result. Visual Studio is version 15.9.4. BIMLExpress is 5.0.63501.0. Hope you can help, Walter.
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  • Here still the same problem. Solution worked for some people here for a couple of days (and after that it started again), and with no result for others... Please help... :(
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  • Can any of you guys who are still experiencing this issue please email support@varigence.com and reference this post and we will get you an instrumented build to help us track down the problem.
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  • I've had this issue and for me, the trick that fixed it was to make sure to install using "Run As Administrator". Hope this helps! David
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  • It's working fine now, i did a reinstall of the software and did not install any visual studio updates after that.

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  • Can you try and uninstall BimlExpress completely and see if you have any luck? In order to uninstall, on the Visual Studio tool bar, click Tools → Extensions and Updates and then find BimlExpress and click 'uninstall'. If that does not work we need to delete the registry keys and try again. First uninstall BimlExpress like before. Next, open 'regedit' (or your favorite registry editing tool). You can find 'regedit' by simply searching from the search bar on the taskbar, but it is also located at C:\Windows on most machines. Go to HKEYCURRENTUSEER →SOFTWARE →Varigence →BimlExpress →5.0 and delete the contents of that folder. Now reinstall BimlExpress. Note you will have to reenter your key because we deleted the registry keys. Please let us know if you are still having issues after this.
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  • Both of our primary BIML developers are experiencing this issue with VS2017 after an update to VS2017. I have also tried the recommended trouble shooting steps listed above including the complete uninstall with Registry key reset and there was no change in behavior. I also completely re-installed Visual Studio and that also didn't change the result. Current work around is to make and save changes in a different text editor, such as Notepad++. Would really prefer to be able to use BIML Express as intended.

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  • Have you tried to use the latest version of BimlExpress? Try following the above steps to completely uninstall, and then when installing use "Run as Administrator" on the installer.

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  • I am having the same issue, I can edit the files, but also I can not save them. Also preview is not showing up. I tried the above steps, but that does not work. Visual Studio 2017 15.9.5, BimlExpress 5.0 (32-bit) Build 5.0.63501.0 Features and Bundles: No features or bundles have been authorized Plugins: No plugins have been loaded Kind regards, Vincent
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