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Having problem with VS2015+Xamarin after update

NickRenzhiglovNickRenzhiglov CAMember ✭✭

Hi there
After update Xamarin I keep getting the pop-up message when try to build:

The Xamarin license file invalid and could not be recovered. Use Visual Studio Enterprise.

How to get rid of this annoying message?


  • BrendanZagaeskiBrendanZagaeski USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team Xamurai
    edited December 2017

    Developer Community cross-reference

    From that item, it sounds like one possible workaround for Visual Studio 2015 might be to reinstall the previous Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Xamarin version (from the link in the yellow banner on, log out of the Xamarin account, and then upgrade back to the latest version.

    There's a chance the quicker workaround idea I just added to the Developer Community item might also work, so you could give that a try first and delete the following files and directories:

    • %APPDATA%\Xamarin\account.json
    • %PROGRAMDATA%\Mono for Android
    • %PROGRAMDATA%\MonoTouch

    EDIT: For the local scenario where I saw this myself, the correct file to delete was actually:

    • %APPDATA%\VisualStudio\account.json
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