Visual Studio 2015 – updating nuget packages

By | 16. April 2017

Sometimes, for example in case of updating MVC 4 projetc to MVC 5, some nuget packages will have wrong versions or might be missing from references.

In this case command Update-Package -reinstall come handy.

In Visual Studio open from menu Tools -> NuGet Package Manager -> Package Manager Console.

In console execute next command for for missing package :

Update-Package -reinstall [needed-package-name]

In this example:

Update-Package -reinstall Microsoft.ApNet.Identity.Owin


  1. Even the package is present, it is missing from references:

2. Executing Update-Package -reinstall Microsoft.ApNet.Identity.Owin

3. And the result :



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