I'm running Visual Studio 2015 and SharePoint 2016.

When I'm trying to create a new project via File > New > Project > SharePoint 2016 - Empty Project in Visual Studio 2015, I'm receiving the following error message and the project is not created:

Access denied (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))

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  • is that error occurred only when you create a sharepoint project ? or any project? – A.Saéed Feb 25 '18 at 10:19
  • How about opening visual studio in admin mode ? I.e right click visual studio and click on run as admin and check ? – Gautam Sheth Feb 25 '18 at 12:53

Per site, You should be able to address the ACCESSDENIED exception following these steps:

  • Make sure all the instances of Visual studio are closed.
  • Go to %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\15.0_****
  • Delete the file privateregistry.bin

Note: The link and version above indicates Visual Studio 2017, but this is applicable to 2015 as well.

  • Did this resolve your issue? – Quinn Johns Mar 25 '18 at 3:54

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