Visual Studio 2017 – Access Denies

Package management initialization failed: Access Denied

I encountered this error for the first time today on my work laptop. This seemed like a really odd error to receive especially since I had been using it last week.

There is an easy work around for it, or at least my version of it.

There is a file called privateregistry.bin located in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\15.0_someidentifier

You could be brave and just delete it, I was cautious and renamed it. You may lose your personal settings, but you’ll be able to use 2017 again.

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About SheldonS

Web developer for over 15 years mainly with Microsoft technologies from classic ASP to .NET 4. Husband, father, and aspiring amateur photographer.

Posted on October 17, 2018, in Visual Studio and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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