By default TDS Classic wants to install the project templates (TDS Project.zip) in the My Documents folder on your c: drive.
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Templates\ProjectTemplates
The My Documents folder redirection seems to be a challenge for Visual Studio. When the My Documents folder is moved, the Visual Studio paths do not get updated. Ben Hall a UK C# developer wrote
an interesting blog post on this.
If you have installed it in a different direct, you should make sure that the Visual Studio User Project Template Location setting in Visual Studio is pointing to the desired location.
1.In Visual Studio go to Tools>>Options
2.Under the Projects and Solutions highlight the General settings
3.Locate the Visual Studio user project template location: verify that this path is correct. It should be
•Path to directory\Visual Studio 2008\Templates\ProjectTemplates
4.Click okay when you are done and now you should see the TDS Project Template when you try to create a new project.
Also, please note that if you are running Visual Studio in Safe Mode, none of your add-ins will load.