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How to install nuget package manually :)

When you install a nuget package in your project then Visual studio cached it for you for future purpose. If you live offline few time you can add the this cache directory as your nuget source.

For see the folder where nuget cached then just go to

Tools > options > Package manager > source > Cached packages > browse. You can add this cached folder as source.

For use nuget package without Visual studio you can try this trick.

open this in your explorer


Now rename the file as described here.

for example bootstrap.3.0.2.nupkg to bootstrap.3.0.2.rar

open the rar and see the content folder. this folder contain the assembly/library that nuget install in your project.

This article is part of the GWB Archives. Original Author: Anirudha gupta

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