How to fix the "The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT:0X80070002)" error in Visual Studio?


i trying to create a new project in visual studio .it give some error

please give me some suggestions.....enter image description here

i don't know this happen. i am trying to reinstall and again same error is coming .

i try this cant work ...

asked on Stack Overflow Feb 3, 2015 by Sankar • edited Jul 3, 2018 by Jenny O'Reilly

9 Answers


Try 1 first if not other one

  1. Go to Extentions and updates then Search Nuget and uninstall it, restart visual studio, again install Nuget then again restart. you should be able to create your new project.
  2. Repair your Visual Studio 2013 or 2015
answered on Stack Overflow Jul 12, 2016 by Charitha Goonewardena • edited Jul 12, 2016 by Charitha Goonewardena

I am using Visual Studio 2015 Express Web and had the same problem. I searched a lot for solutions and none of these worked:

  • Reinstall Nuget for Visual Studio 2015
  • Replace Nuget for Visual Studio 2015 with the former Nuget
  • Run Visual Studio as Administrator
  • Modify/Delete IISExpress applicationhost.config file
  • Reinstall IISExpress

The only thing that solved it was a Repair-install of Visual Studio:

  • Press Windows + R
  • Enter appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  • Right-click the entry "Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2015 for Web" and click "Repair"
  • Be patient...

Note: This is going to reinstall all packages that you have uninstalled, because you weren't needing them (eg. Microsoft SQL Server Native Client).

answered on Stack Overflow Feb 20, 2016 by Jenny O'Reilly

Go to: VS2013->Tools->Extensions and Updates->Online Search for NuGet and install. Fixed my problem in 2013 REL

answered on Stack Overflow Feb 2, 2016 by Amol

I encountered a similar problem when creating a .NET core project in VS 2015, and it's resolved by repairing .NET Core. The possible reason is, my .NET core was installed associated with VS community version, but later I uninstall VS community and reinstall professional version, but .NET Core was not uninstalled with community version uninstall. After repairing .NET core from control panel, it works now.

answered on Stack Overflow Oct 12, 2016 by Kaka

I had the same error using VS community 2017 (and previous), when trying to open a .cs file, or trying to open project properties. All that on a fresh VS install on a fresh Windows 10 install...

I found 2 solutions:

Start VS as admin (which is not a good choice, and may prevent debugging drag&drop into your app).

or better:

Change security settings of your %temp% folder to "everyone - full control". :)

answered on Stack Overflow May 3, 2017 by Sylvain

You need to install Nuget package manager from Tools-> Extensions and Updates -> online-> and search 'Nuget package manager' from search bar and click install.

answered on Stack Overflow May 7, 2017 by rubizky

Solution by Andriy Svyryd:

Modifying Visual Studio 2015 installation and unchecking Microsoft Web Developer Tools Deleting C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\DNX folder that was left from a previous version of the tools. Deleting %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\ComponentModelCache Deleting %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\devenv.exe.config Running repair on the preview2 tooling.

answered on Stack Overflow Jan 11, 2017 by Naresh Narasimhalu

Do you have the relevent components installed along with Visual Studio?

I was getting this error when trying to add a new Axure Mobile Services project. Knowing how long repairing Visual Studio takes, I hoped to avoid that.

What fixed it for me was opening up Programs and Features, and selecting "Modify" Visual Studio rather than "Repair".

I'm not sure if there was an error in a previous installation that I didn't notice, but Web Tools wasn't selected in the installed components. After selecting that, installing, and restarting my computer, I no longer got the error when trying to add a new project.

answered on Stack Overflow Jan 21, 2017 by alaskanloops

I encountered the same problem when I try to create ASP.NET MVC 4 web application in VS 2012.

To resolve this issue In VS 2012 click on Tools (menu)>>Extensions and Updates (menu item) >> in the Extensions and Updates window click on Updates menu.

Install pending updates for VS 2012 and also for Nuget.

Restart the VS 2012.

answered on Stack Overflow Feb 17, 2017 by Byre Gowda

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