React Native run-windows error microsoft.ui.xaml.winmd not found

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midlrt : error MIDL1001: [msg]cannot open input file [context]Error opening or processing WinMD d:\Desktop\projects\plenusbusiness\windows\packages\microsoft.ui.xaml.2.3.191129002\lib\uap10.0\microsoft.ui.xaml.winm d. HRESULT 0x80070003. [D:\Desktop\projects\Example\node_modules\react-native-windows\Microsoft.ReactNative\Microsoft.ReactNative.vcxproj] D:\Desktop\projects\Example\node_modules\react-native-windows\ReactUWP\Views\cppwinrt\AccessibilityAction.idl(1): error MIDL5157: [msg]An invalid winmd file was specified for import [context]: D:\Desktop\projects\Example\windows\packages\Microsoft.UI.Xaml.2.3.191129002\lib\uap10.0\Microsoft.UI.Xaml.winmd [D:\Desktop\projects\Example\node_modules\react-native-windows\Microsoft.ReactNative\Microsof t.ReactNative.vcxproj]

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You should be able to fix the error by removing any spaces and special characters from your project's path and I think after this you have to use npm install again before building the project. This solution worked for me.

answered on Stack Overflow Oct 4, 2020 by Colin

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