Visual Studio 2013: The System Cannot Find The File Specified. (Exception From HRESULT: 0x80070002)

I clicked Create New Project, and accepted all the defaults: New Project Application Defaults

However, immediately following pressing the Create Project button above, I get this message:

The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002) Error message

To get this resolved you need to do the following:

  • Within VS, Tools > Extensions and Updates


  • Expand Online and choose Visual Studio Gallery


  • Search for NuGet Package Manager for Visual Studio


  • Download and install
  • Restart VS


  • Create your project and error will disappear and you will have files in the Solution Explorer

Via Just another IT blog

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