Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code

In this azure tutorial, we will discuss how to fix the error, Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code. This error I got while running an Azure function project using the Visual Studio 2019 in my local machine.

Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code

Recently, while creating one of the Azure Functions Project I got the below Popup, which showed me a warning “You must have the Azure Functions Core Tools installed to debug your local functions“. Then I clicked on the Install button to install that.

You must have the Azure Functions Core Tools installed to debug your local functions

After i clicked on the Install button, I got the below error

12:01:28 PM: Running command: “npm install -g azure-functions-core-tools@3″…
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! path C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\azure-functions-core-tools\lib\main.js
npm ERR! dest C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm\func
npm ERR! EEXIST: file already exists, cmd shim ‘C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\azure-functions-core-tools\lib\main.js’ -> ‘C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm\func’

npm ERR! File exists: C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm\func
npm ERR! Remove the existing file and try again, or run npm
npm ERR! with –force to overwrite files recklessly.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! C:\Users\Bijay\AppData\Roaming\npm-cache_logs\2020-08-17T06_31_31_113Z-debug.log

you can see here, It is showing me some reference files already exist.

Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code

Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code [Solved]

To fix this issue, first i Opened a new terminal and tried executing the below command. You can also use the nodejs command prompt.

npm install -g azure-functions-core-tools@3

But again, I got the same error

cannot install azure functions core tools visual studio code

So now what I did is I ran the below command with — force, You can able to see, It started the installation of the Azure Functions Core Tools with out any issue.

npm install -g azure-functions-core-tools@3 --force
Azure functions core tools installation error

Now when i tried creating the Azure Functions Project using Visual Studio Code, I did’nt get any error now.

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Conclusion

Well, Here we have discussed how to fix the error, Azure Function Core Tool Not Installing on VS Code. We saw here, how manually we installed the Azure Function Core Tool successfully. Hope it will help you to fix your issue as well !!!.

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