when i try to deploy i get Access to the path 'resources.apk.bk' is denied error

  1. I cleaned my project using visual studio 2015
  2. deleted debug, obj, release folders
  3. Rebuild project everything builds fine no errors

Try to run on emulator on Debug mode ARM or ANy CPU configuration then i get following error

Severity Code Description Project File Line Source Suppression State Tool
Error Access to the path 'resources.apk.bk' is denied. Mobile.Droid Build

Please help

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  • ArvindrajaArvindraja INMember ✭✭✭
    edited October 2016

    Look over the url same question here have asked hope it help you

  • Tried all those mentioned there nothing works. I'm repairing visual studio now hoping that will fix it. If anyone knows how to fix this issue please let me know this is the second day i'm struggling on this

  • AraujoAraujo USMember ✭✭

    @RavindranathWickramanayake said:
    Fixed it by going to

    Visual Studio Open Android ADB Command Prompt from tool bar
    then following command
    adb uninstall <>

    packagename can be found by properties in Android project Android Manifest Package name

    Something like com.YOURAPP.app

    This deletes the ghost copies from your Emulators

    Spot on!

  • DRillzDRillz Member

    I had this same issue and heres what i did:
    Close visual studio
    Delete the Bin,Obj folders in root of project
    Restart PC to stop any running .Net processes as these would prevent the completion of the next step.
    Delete .Net temp data in:
    C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files
    C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files
    Rebuild the solution in Visual studio
    Hit the play button the debug the app and start the emulator

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