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[Tips]Nuget Package Manager not showing in VS2013

After I install update 4 of my VS2013 I didn’t get Nuget Package Manager option on my project. Then I check package manager in Options tab but I found this.

Then I start googling and find some helpful post which helps me to solve problem. Here i am guiding you with steps that i followed.

Lets go step by step:

  1. Close all instances of Visual Studio.
  2. Go to your global Visual Studio extensions folder. NuGet doesn’t install in your per-user folder; instead, you’ll see it in Program Files. Something like:C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions
  3. Look in that folder. You will see a lot of randomly named folders like “sdjfksiov.djd” and so on. Most (if not all) of those are NuGet. You’ll want to be aware of which ones are NuGet and which ones aren’t, particularly if you have other extensions installed. (You can tell if it’s NuGet because it’ll have a bunch of *.dllfiles in there. If you don’t see NuGet stuff in there, you’ll want to keep it.)
  4. Rename that Extensions folder  to something like: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions_RENAMED
  5. Download NuGet from here
  6. Execute the downloaded Tools.vsixfile you just downloaded. Don’t do it through Visual Studio. Just double-click the .vsix file to install it.
  7. NuGet should successfully install. As part of that install, it will create the Extensions folder again, so you will once again see C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions
  8. Open up your renamed extensions folder and move all of the non-NuGet extensions into the new Extensions folder.
  9. Now open Visual Studio. You should see the new version of NuGet installed and working.
  10. You can delete that renamed Extensions folder once you’ve verified everything is working.


That’s it. 🙂