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I created a Cross platform App "MaintenanceApp" with Xamarin with Visual 2017 Community.
The solution has a project for Android, iOS and UWP. I didn't change the code yet. Everything is compiling. The iOS project is starting well (I'm using a Virtual Machine with Windows on a Macbook Pro).
But When I want to start the UWP project, I need to deploy it and I have the message below :
DEP0700 : Registration of the App Failed [0x80073CF0] erreur 0x80070003 : Opening file from location: AppxManifest.xml failed with error: Specified path is not found.
. MaintenanceApp.UWP

Package.appxmanifest is here :
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Package xmlns="" xmlns:mp="" xmlns:uap="" IgnorableNamespaces="uap mp">
  <Identity Name="6811aab3-72a9-4ce4-a490-e5af59e43caf" Publisher="CN=Jerome" Version="" />
  <mp:PhoneIdentity PhoneProductId="6811aab3-72a9-4ce4-a490-e5af59e43caf" PhonePublisherId="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000" />
    <TargetDeviceFamily Name="Windows.Universal" MinVersion="" MaxVersionTested="" />
    <Resource Language="x-generate" />
    <Application Id="App" Executable="$targetnametoken$.exe" EntryPoint="MaintenanceApp.UWP.App">
      <uap:VisualElements DisplayName="MaintenanceApp.UWP" Square150x150Logo="Assets\Square150x150Logo.png" Square44x44Logo="Assets\Square44x44Logo.png" Description="MaintenanceApp.UWP" BackgroundColor="transparent">
        <uap:DefaultTile Wide310x150Logo="Assets\Wide310x150Logo.png">
        <uap:SplashScreen Image="Assets\SplashScreen.png" />
    <Capability Name="internetClient" />

What I have tried:

I checked all images in th AppxManifest.xml but Nothing to solve
I looked for the same issue with Google...
Updated 10-Oct-17 10:36am
Richard MacCutchan 10-Oct-17 13:47pm    
Unfortunately that message is in French, and this is an English language website. Although I suspect it has something to do with the lack of an Application manifest.
canard29 10-Oct-17 13:54pm    
Thank you Richard for your answer. Sorry, I changed the message to english.
Richard MacCutchan 10-Oct-17 13:57pm    
Well as I guessed the manifest is missing. So what is it about that message that you do not understand?
canard29 10-Oct-17 14:00pm    
I don't understand why I can't deploy. I didn't change anything in my code
Richard MacCutchan 10-Oct-17 14:10pm    
Opening file from location: AppxManifest.xml failed with error: Specified path is not found..MaintenanceApp.UWP

The message cannot be more clear; the system cannot find a file.

1 solution

I found the solution. The problem is due to the virtual machine. It's sharing the folders with Windows. Instead trying to deploy on the local machine, I have to deploy on localhost.
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