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I'm having a problem in getting the VS 2017 bootstrap (installer) to install on Windows 10. Actually, I am trying to re-install it after an update failure.

After waiting until the progress bar almost reaches the end, I get the following message: - Visual Studio Unable to install the files to target location. Error: The folder 'c: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer' or a file within it is locked by another program. Close any applications that might be using it and try again. Close - I checked the folder with 'IOBit Unlocker' and nothing is locking it. I tried rebooting, then immediately running the installer. I got the same error. I read somewhere that I should delete the Installer folder and try again.

I opened PowerShell in Administrator mode, and tried the following: - remove-item. Installer -force -recurse Get-ChildItem -Path $Destination -Recurse Remove-Item -force -recurse Get-ChildItem -Path $Destination -Recurse -Force Remove-Item -force -recurse $fso = New-Object -ComObject scripting.filesystemobject $fso.DeleteFolder('C: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer') - In every case I got 'Access to the path is denied' (or something similar). How do I delete that F'ing folder, or get VS bootstrapper to install? I tried to report a problem using Visual Studio 2017: Help Send Feedback Report a problem When I did that.

NOTHING HAPPENED!!! This is seriously FUBAR! Hi Wally, Thank you for posting in MSDN forum. I tried to report a problem using Visual Studio 2017:When I did that. NOTHING HAPPENED!!!

After reporting a problem via the, you can track your feedback in the portal. Back to this issue, if you need the re-installation, pleas remove the existing VS 2017 that install failed before as below: 1. Go to Control Panel—Programs and Features, if there has ‘Microsoft Visual Studio 2017’, right click it and choose ‘Uninstall’ 2.

Try to delete the following installed folders: (you can back up those folders before any modification, in case we need to roll back) 3. Go to the folder:%ProgramData% Microsoft VisualStudio and delete the ‘Packages’ folder and ‘Setup’ folder if there has. Go to the Visual Studio installation folder (normally under%ProgramFiles(x86)% Microsoft Visual Studio) and delete the folder ‘2017’ 5. After that, make sure windows update is up-to-date, clean up the%temp% folder and temporarily disable any antivirus software. Reboot the computer and download the newest VS 2017 RTM installer from page run the installer as administrator again.

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Best Regards, MSDN Community Support Please remember to click 'Mark as Answer' the responses that resolved your issue, and to click 'Unmark as Answer' if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact. Hi Lana, I tried to report a problem using Visual Studio 2017:When I did that.

NOTHING HAPPENED!!! After reporting a problem via the Report a Problem, you can track your feedback in the Developer Community portal. You don't understand. When I said that 'NOTHING HAPPENED', I meant that there was no window into which I could type any kind of report. I didn't even get a window into which to submit a report. Back to this issue, if you need the re-installation, pleas remove the existing VS 2017 that install failed before as below: 1.

Go to Control Panel—Programs and Features, if there has ‘Microsoft Visual Studio 2017’, right click it and choose ‘Uninstall’ 2. Try to delete the following installed folders: (you can back up those folders before any modification, in case we need to roll back) 3. Go to the folder:%ProgramData% Microsoft VisualStudio and delete the ‘Packages’ folder and ‘Setup’ folder if there has.

Go to the Visual Studio installation folder (normally under%ProgramFiles(x86)% Microsoft Visual Studio) and delete the folder ‘2017’ 5. After that, make sure windows update is up-to-date, clean up the%temp% folder and temporarily disable any antivirus software. Reboot the computer and download the newest VS 2017 RTM installer from download page run the installer as administrator again. Is it really necessary to uninstall Visual Studio? Let's make sure that you fully understand the situation. I have Visual Studio 2017 installed, and it is working fine, and has been for several weeks now.

I was trying to install a template in Visual Studio, via the Visual Studio Installer, and the installer wanted to perform an update. I allowed it to do that, and the update on the INSTALLER failed (not Visual Studio itself). What I am trying to do is to reinstall the INSTALLER (VS bootstrapper), and my trouble is that it will not install due to the issues mentioned in my OP.

Is it really necessary to uninstall Visual Studio itself in order to do that? (That would be very time-consuming.) Thank you for your response. Regards, Wally. Hi Wally, Thank you for your update and sorry for misunderstanding about the 'Reporting a problem'. If clicking Help Send Feedback Report a Problem doesn't pop up any window, seems that VS is not installed well.

Is it really necessary to uninstall Visual Studio itself in order to do that? Recently, I meet some community members failed to update via the older VS 2017 installer, lastly they solved it by re-download the newest installer to continue the update.

If you think the re-installation takes up much time, please directly download the web installer from page, install the template via the newest installer, after that, re-run the VS 2017 installer as administrator, then click the icon besides ' Launch' and choose ' Repair' to perform a repair. Best Regards, MSDN Community Support Please remember to click 'Mark as Answer' the responses that resolved your issue, and to click 'Unmark as Answer' if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact.

Hi Lana, EDIT: I've solved this problem. It finally came to me that I should try booting in SAFE MODE, THEN try to delete the folder that I've mentioned below (and above). I booted in safe mode, managed to delete the folder, then I was successful in installing the the Visual Studio setup bootstapper. Everything is good now. Thanks for the responses! Is it really necessary to uninstall Visual Studio itself in order to do that?

Recently, I meet some community members failed to update via the older VS 2017 installerlastly they solved it by re-download the newest installer to continue the update. That is my problem: I am unable to install the installer. Please re-read my original post. If you think the re-installation takes up much time, please directly download the web installer from download page, install the template via the newest installer, after that, re-run the VS 2017 installer as administrator, then click the icon besides 'Launch' and choose 'Repair' to perform a repair. I've downloaded the Visual Studio setup bootstapper from the link you've provided. I right-click on the downloaded file: 'vscommunity.

(1).exe' Clicked on 'run as adminstrator'. Clicked on 'Continue' from the first popup. A window pops up with a progress bar, with the message 'Give us a minute. We'll be done soon.' Above the progress bar.

The progress bar almost reaches the end, when it stops, and I get the message. Visual Studio Unable to install the files to target location.

Error: The folder 'c: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer' or a file within it is locked by another program. Close any applications that might be using it and try again.

Close - Using IOBit Unlocker, I can determine that the folder is not locked by anything else. On researching this issue, I read somewhere that I should delete the folder that is mentioned within the message: 'c: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer' That seems like a good idea: Get rid of the folder that is causing the conflict and perhaps the installer will create a new one. Another part of the problem is that I am unable to delete that folder. Also, I am unable to delete the file 'vsinstaller.windows.exe' within the sub-folder 'main' within the 'installer' folder: 'C: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer resources app main vsinstaller.windows.exe' As I mentioned in my original post: I opened PowerShell in Administrator mode, and tried the following commands: - remove-item. Installer -force -recurse Get-ChildItem -Path $Destination -Recurse Remove-Item -force -recurse Get-ChildItem -Path $Destination -Recurse -Force Remove-Item -force -recurse $fso = New-Object -ComObject scripting.filesystemobject $fso.DeleteFolder('C: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer') - In every case I got 'Access to the path is denied' (or something similar). It would appear that I do not have sufficient permission to delete a folder from my own system, even running with an administrator account. I right-click on the file 'vsinstaller.windows.exe', select 'properties', then 'security', then 'Advanced', and I get the message 'You do not have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings.'

This is INSANE! Please tell me how to delete that folder, with all of the files and folders within it, and perhaps the installer will install.

Alternatively, could you send me an 'installer cleaning tool' of some kind? Best Regards, Wally.

Hi Wally, Glad to hear that you solved this issue successfully and thank you for sharing your solution here. Please mark your reply as answer, it will benefit other community members who face similar question. Have a good day:) Best Regards, MSDN Community Support Please remember to click 'Mark as Answer' the responses that resolved your issue, and to click 'Unmark as Answer' if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact.

Hi All, I had the same problem at least twice (running VS 2017 on Windows7 64bit), and the following solution worked for me: Quote: ' The solution I found was to close down visual studio, go to 'c: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer', rename the folder 'Installer' to something else then run vsinstaller.exe from the renamed folder.' It's a bit ironic that the Visual Studio Installer update doesn't work properly. 'C: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer vsinstaller.exe' is locked - the program which tries to update itself.

Best Regards Wolfgang. My VS was/is working fine but I always choose to keep my stuff up to date, so when I tried to update (only 67MB) but I ended up with this error first time, updated before but never had such issue. Problem:- Basically, I had the same problem while I was trying to update my Visual studio (error:' Unable to install the files to target location. Error: The folder 'c: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer' or a file within it is locked by another program. Close any applications that might be using it and try again.' ) SOLUTION: Go to and choose the appropriate download installer to update the program. PS The new latest update was about 67MB but this installer downloaded while installing 2.6GB installation package files.

Seems it download entire VS in order to update this. Hi All, I had the same problem at least twice (running VS 2017 on Windows7 64bit), and the following solution worked for me: Quote: ' The solution I found was to close down visual studio, go to 'c: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer', rename the folder 'Installer' to something else then run vsinstaller.exe from the renamed folder.' It's a bit ironic that the Visual Studio Installer update doesn't work properly.

'C: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer vsinstaller.exe' is locked - the program which tries to update itself. Best Regards Wolfgang THIS IS THE REAL ANSWER. Hi All, I had the same problem at least twice (running VS 2017 on Windows7 64bit), and the following solution worked for me: Quote: ' The solution I found was to close down visual studio, go to 'c: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer', rename the folder 'Installer' to something else then run vsinstaller.exe from the renamed folder.' It's a bit ironic that the Visual Studio Installer update doesn't work properly.

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'C: Program Files (x86) Microsoft Visual Studio Installer vsinstaller.exe' is locked - the program which tries to update itself. Best Regards Wolfgang THIS IS THE REAL ANSWER Thanks! Seems to have done the trick!

FYI - hopefully, someone can be helped with my solution. I simply turned off my Malwarebytes software's protection of my documents and other folders that are protected from malware. Those folders are locked. Once I turned that off, then the install went perfectly. I did not have to uninstall VS2017, or delete any folders and files. Thus, my solution is to temporarily turn off the very tight protection provided by Malwarebytes.

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Cheers, Tomas Hood. FYI - hopefully, someone can be helped with my solution. I simply turned off my Malwarebytes software's protection of my documents and other folders that are protected from malware. Those folders are locked.

Once I turned that off, then the install went perfectly. I did not have to uninstall VS2017, or delete any folders and files. Thus, my solution is to temporarily turn off the very tight protection provided by Malwarebytes.

Cheers, Tomas Hood Thanks, that solved the problem to me too. FYI - hopefully, someone can be helped with my solution. I simply turned off my Malwarebytes software's protection of my documents and other folders that are protected from malware. Those folders are locked.

Once I turned that off, then the install went perfectly. I did not have to uninstall VS2017, or delete any folders and files. Thus, my solution is to temporarily turn off the very tight protection provided by Malwarebytes. Cheers, Tomas Hood THANK YOU!!!

Malwarebytes is the bad guy in this scenario (at least for me). Disabled Malwarebytes and Installer did its self-update without any problems.