Unable to debug UWP apps on D: drive RRS feed

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  • I am trying to write a UWP app but not able to debug it from Visual Studio if the project is saved on the D: drive. Build and deploy succeeds but app launch fails with an unhandled win32 exception and I get a dialog box that says:


    Unable to activate Windows Store app '34fbbbab-06f5-43d5-a768-59c0fd32d0ff_hcc2p9ftw5afy!App'. The App1.exe process started, but the activation request failed with error 'The app didn't start'.

    See help for advice on troubleshooting the issue.


    This happens even with a brand new project created from the default "Blank App (Universal Windows)" template. The same app launches fine if I create it on the C: drive.

    Also noticed that references to the System namespace shows up with red squiggles when the project is created which then slowly disappears as the project builds. However, if the project is created on the C: drive, there are no squiggles and things look fine from the moment the file opens up.

    Have anyone here hit a similar issue? Would appreciate any help you can provide to fix this.

    Environment: Windows 10, Visual Studio Enterprise 2015

    • Edited by Davis John Saturday, December 19, 2015 8:36 AM
    Saturday, December 19, 2015 8:34 AM


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