Usman Khalid Usman Khalid - 3 years ago 86
C# Question

Visual Studio Nuget unable to install any package

I am using Visual Studio 2017 and While trying download even the simplest package, I am getting Following error:


Error downloading 'EntityFramework.6.1.3' from
'https://www.nuget.org/api/v2/package/EntityFramework/6.1.3'. The
process cannot access the file
'C:\Users\myUsername\.nuget\packages\entityframework\6.1.3\lib\net40\EntityFramework.dll'
because it is being used by another process. Time Elapsed:
00:01:03.5336627 ========== Finished

Answer Source

I solved my problem by uninstalling the visual studio and then reinstall it to make it work. 3 hours wasted.

EDIT: Again got the error but this time I was lucky. There was one process VBCSCompiler.exe. I had to kill it manually using Window Task Manager and it starts working. I don't know this will work for others but it worked for me so just sharing it.

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