ReSharper is not available in Visual Studio after installation

In case ReSharper did not integrate into Visual Studio properly, please follow this guide.


I. There's no 'ReSharper' item in Visual Studio main menu

Possible reason: Check if there is "ReSharper" tab in the "Tools | Options" dialog, and ReSharper is not suspended.

  1. If there's no such dialog or it shows an error, continue to the next Part II of this guide (below).
  2. If ReSharper is shown as 'Suspended' in this dialog, use the "Resume" button.
  3. If the page says that ReSharper is not suspended but yet not running, use "Suspend" and then "Resume" button to retry starting the product. You might see the license dialog if there's a problem with licensing, or the "This pre-release build of ReSharper has expired" message. Follow the instructions in these dialogs to resolve the issue.
  4. If there is "The application was requested to shut down with a ShutdownRequested call" message, please follow

II. There's no 'ReSharper'/'ReSharper Ultimate' tab in "Tools | Options" dialog, or it shows an error

  1. Check if "JetBrains ReSharper" extensions is available at the VS' Extensions | Manage Extensions | Installed but disabled. Enable it back, if so.
  2. Check if ReSharper is disabled in Help | Visual Studio Performance Manager ("Manage Visual Studio Performance" in Visual Studio 2017). Please check different locations: Startup, Solution Load, etc.

  3. Run Visual Studio with /resetskippkgs command line key (e.g. "devenv.exe /resetskippkgs") or delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\{VS_version}.0_Config" branch (for Visual Studio versions < 2017) in Windows registry.
  4. If '/resetskippkgs' run and deleting the registry branch doesn't help, check if there's folder under '%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\{VS_version}.0_{InstanceID}\Extensions\JetBrains\ReSharperPlatformVs{VS_version}' and there are 'extension.vsixmanifest' and 'vspackage.pkgdef' files.
  5. If there are no such files, run 'Repair' on Resharper installation in 'ReSharper Ultimate' installer you used to install ReSharper.   
    • Repairing ReSharper installation can fix integration issues.
  6. If it's still not there and there are some exceptions during repairing process, check and articles about common errors
  7. Run Visual Studio with Local Administrator rights (e.g. 'Run as Administrator').
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After trying a lot of different approaches, the one that did the trick for me was to run this as an admin:

        sn -Vr Mono.Posix,0738EB9F132ED756

before running the R# installer.



It worked. Typing "devenv.exe" in Windows 7--> Start menu, initiated Visual Studio 2015. Then, Resharper license window popped up and was able to activate the 30 day trial (in my case).  Thank you. 

Edited by Ben Q.

We (used to) install R# automatically along with a pile of other packages, using Vagrant / Puppet / Chocolatey.   Now we've noticed at version 2017.1.1 that it just doesn't install, and therefore doesn't integrate with VS.

Our workaround was:

  • find the package that Chocolatey downloaded (C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\resharper-platform)
  • Run the R# exe (JetBrains.ReSharperUltimate.2017.1.1.exe), ensuring integration with VS2012

This got us up and running again with VS / R# but isn't at all in the spirit of using Chocolatey to download and install packages for you.

Get it fixed, JetBrains!


I also encountered this, while updating my visual studio with the latest update..

When using /resetskippkgs it works only for the current devenv process but when I open another devenv it doesn't show resharper...

Anything else I can do? I did all the above steps...


After I run devenv /resetskippkgs VS correctly loads ReSharper, but subsequent restarts of VS2017 don't load ReSharper.

VS2015 loads it fine though.

It's about VS2017 Enterprise 15.3.3


@Adrian, I guess you are experiencing the same issue as described here, it looks like VS issue which was introduced in the latest Visual Studio updates. Feel free to follow YouTRack ticket. 






All, I was able to resolve the issue after setting the HKCU\Software\Policy\Microsoft\Windows\Installer\AlwaysInstallElevated registry key to 0.

For more info:

Once disabled, the installer prompted for elevated permissions via UAC and the product worked as expected.

Further reading on how to author WiX packages to prompt elevation:


You are a godsend! I have been trying for a week to get Resharper to load on VS2017 and this solution finally did the trick.  Thanks!

Edited by Ejointer

I think I had R# up and running on my new machine but it doesn't show up in Visual Studio anymore. I'm doing Running VS with /resetskippkgs which didn't help. Also, I don't have {VS_version}.0_Config in Windows registries.

My setup:

  • Visual Studio 2019 Professional
  • JetBrains.ReSharperUltimate.2018.3.4
  • Windows 10


Also, why does part II says "Run Visual Studio with /resetskippkgs command line key (e.g. "devenv.exe /resetskippkgs") or delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\{VS_version}.0_Config" branch in Windows registry." and then in the next line it says "If '/resetskippkgs' run and deleting the registry branch doesn't help". Do I have to do both things or one?


Hello Alireza!


Please try to install the latest ReSharper 2019.1 which delivers full support for Visual Studio 2019.

Thank you.

Edited by Angelina Elycheva

With VS16.0.3 , Resharper 2019.1.1 

I ran VS as Administrator,

Extensions->Manage Extensions -> Disable Resharper -> Exit VS

Then repeat as adminstrator this time Enabling Resharper -> Exit VS

Now it works.

Edited by kirsten Greed

After latest update R# stopped working in VS17. It is active as an extension, it's shown in menus but it doesn't react on key shortcuts, "goto" doesn't show classes (only history), unit tests are run not by R#,... So basically it completely doesn't work. Reinstall didn't help.

Edited by Victor Yarik

Hello Victor!


Could you please run Visual Studio with the following command line: 'devenv /ReSharper.LogFile C:\resharper_log.txt /ReSharper.LogLevel Verbose', reproduce the issue and send us a corresponding 'resharper_log.txt' file. You can do it privately via 'Submit a request' form at the top of the page.

Thank you.


I tried all the stesp and coulple of reinstalls but it never worked for me.

I installed Resharper from VS extensions and updates then only it is integrated with VS and It works now.


I have the latest version of Visual Studio 2019 (16.3.6). I generally use Rider, but I wanted to use some of the UI design tools in Visual Studio. To my surprise, ReSharper was no longer present in the main menu bar. Eventually, I found it by clicking "Extensions > ReSharper" (after noticing in "Tools > Options > ReSharper" that I could now access the main menu by pressing "Alt-R"


Running the repair from the installer fixed it for me.  VS2019, latest update.  R# appeared in the Tools-Options, but with an error.


Spoke too soon, it worked once, but has now gone back to not loading.  tried to Repair and it hasn't helped.  Running as admin works, but cant run VS as admin all the time.


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