Add dll reference from GAC

To Add a dll reference to a project from GAC, you can’t use normal way to navigate to C:\Windows\assembly folder to select the dlls.

The actual path to the dlls in the GAC are C:\Windows\assembly\gac_msil\\_\.dll, however, before you can navigate to this path, you need run the following to make it visible to you.

type : “cd\windows\assembly”
type: “attrib -r -h -s desktop.ini”
type: “ren desktop.ini desktop.bak”

now you can open it and add reference.

To revert back to the original structure, run

Ren desktop.bak desktop.ini

It will revert back to original view


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