windows 10 .NET Framework 3.5 (includes NET 2.5 and 3.0 error code 0x80070002 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I get an error 0x80070002 when installing .Net Framework 3.0 and says the system cannot find the file specified and I cant figure out how to fix it and it seem like its not downloading but when I go into the to windows feature which tells me the error and it has the framework 3.0 but still cant find it why is it in the system if it can find it please help me Microsoft support helping team I'm sure many people are having this problem.
    Friday, April 5, 2019 5:46 AM

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  • Hi Samuel inman,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    The error code "0x80070002" often means the file or folder cannot found, you could take the following methods to see if there are any system errors and repair missing or corrupted system files.

    1. Open an elevated command prompt: Run the "sfc /scannow" command.

    2. Run the DISM tool to check and repair the Windows Update corruption errors

    • Open an elevated command prompt.
    • Run the command:DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:\RepairSource\Windows /LimitAccess

    Replace the C:\RepairSource\Windows placeholder with the location of your repair source.

    Meanwhile, you can have a try with other ways to install the .NET Framework 3.5.

    1. Use the Windows 10 DVD to enable the .NET Framework 3.5 (if you do not have the windows 10 resource, please try to download it from here)

    • Insert Windows 10 DVD or mount ISO image. The source of this feature can be found in folder E:\sources\sxs (In this case E: the user’s drive letter on which the user has loaded Windows 10 Media.)

    • Open cmd.exe with administrator privileges
    • Run the following command Dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:E:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess, and hit Enter. After completing the installation of .NET Framework 3.5 you can see that the feature is enabled.

    Best regards,


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    Monday, April 8, 2019 2:13 AM
  • Hi Sara

    I have the same problem as Samuel Inman but can't get your dism installation method to work, getting the error message "The system cannot find the file specified." have you any other suggestions?


    Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:48 PM
  • It doesn't works for me

    'Coz I have Windows 10 build 1809

    Now tell me how to solve my problem

    I tried every thing like dotnet ver. 3.5 sp1 offline installer, uninstalling dotnet 4.7, Turning on Windows feature in control panel.

    Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:30 AM
  • Dear,

    installation of DISM is not easy, mainly system requirement doesn't matches with our device. something is fishy which the developers can't find the bug some they pretending like this

    Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:34 AM