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Visual Studio C++ 2017 installation not found

For the last few days, any time I try and create a new C++ project or open a project that needs to be rebuilt, I am unable to build the project as Unreal says it cannot find the installation folder of Visual Studio 2017.

This is the error message I get when trying to build:

An error occurred while trying to generate project files.

Running D:/Programs/Epic Games/UE_4.20/Engine/Binaries/DotNET/UnrealBuildTool.exe -projectfiles -project="D:/Users/legoj/OneDrive/School/GAM/Game Design 2/MyProject/MyProject.uproject" -game -rocket -progress Discovering modules, targets and source code for project... WARNING: Visual Studio C++ 2017 installation not found - ignoring preferred project file format.  WARNING: Exception while generating include data for UE4Editor: Visual Studio 2017 must be installed in order to build this target. Binding IntelliSense data... 0%@progress 'Binding IntelliSense data...' 50%  WARNING: Exception while generating include data for MyProjectEditor: Visual Studio 2017 must be installed in order to build this target. Binding IntelliSense data... 50%@progress 'Binding IntelliSense data...' 100% ERROR: UnrealBuildTool Exception: Visual Studio 2015 must be installed in order to build this target.

I've tried everything short of resetting my laptop: installing the relevant sections of Visual Studio 2017 (Game Development with C++, Unreal Installer, .NET Development, multiple SDK's), uninstalling and reinstalling both VS and UE, checking editor settings, following the tips and suggestions of similar issues, but nothing seems to be working. I can't figure out why Unreal can't find VS 2017 installation folder, and even when a solution gets partially created and I open it in VS it fails to build.

What more can I do without resetting my laptop? I'm at my wits end trying to fix this and I have no idea what to try next,

Product Version: UE 4.20
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asked Sep 19 '18 at 11:42 AM in Installation & Setup

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