Offer comparison for file recovery
As VS has file comparison built in, this should be easy. The most annoying part of all the autorecovery systems throughout Microsoft products is that the user is asked if they want to recover a file but not provided with enough information to make such a decision. Is the recovered file older or newer? Smaller or larger? Most directly, what are the exact differences, line by line? I always have to track down the backup copy and use an external comparer...
But in VS, it should be dead simple to offer users the option of first looking at a side-by-side comparison of the current file and autorecovered file.
I also need same functionality.
Alternatively, if comparison is harder to implement, it would be nice to give user a quick way to open the files from the dialog (Open File, Open Recovered file)