The Visual Studio MEF Component Cache can get corrupted which causes things like the Solutions Explorer to not display. In the Tools->Extensions and Updates menu item there’s an extension that can clear the MEF Component Cache.
Once installed, a menu item will appear in the Tools menu.
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