Unable to create new MVC project in Visual Studio 2013
I recently had a problem in Visual Studio 2013 whereby I couldn’t create a new MVC project. When I tried, an empty solution would be created and a dialog box would be shown with the following:
System cannot find the file specified (0x80070002)
After a bit of digging about, it appears this occurs when there is an issue with Nuget – either a faulty installation or its somehow been corrupted. Thankfully fixing it was as simple as you’d imagine. In visual Studio 2013 go to:
Tools=> Extensions and Updates => Installed => Nuget Package Manager for Visual Studio 2013 => Uninstall
Close VS when you’re asked to restart it and then download a fresh copy from here by ruinning the VSIX file:
Once the installation is complete, it should be working again…
Hope that helps!