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Learn How to Remove Resharper Traces from Your System and Reinstall It with a New Evaluation Key

How To Reset Resharper Evaluation Period

If you are a .NET developer who uses Visual Studio, you might have heard of Resharper, a popular developer productivity extension that automates most of what can be automated in your coding routines. It finds compiler errors, runtime errors, redundancies, and code smells right as you type, suggesting intelligent corrections for them. It also provides code analysis, refactoring, navigation, formatting, generation, testing, and debugging tools that help you write better code faster and easier.

How To Reset Resharper Evaluation Period


However, Resharper is not free and requires a license to use it after a 30-day trial period. If you want to continue using Resharper without buying a license, you might be wondering how to reset the evaluation period and extend the trial. In this article, I will show you how to do that in a few simple steps.

What is Resharper and why do you need it?

Resharper is a Visual Studio extension that enhances the .NET development experience by providing a wide range of features and benefits. Some of them are:

Resharper features and benefits

  • Code analysis: Resharper extends Visual Studio with over 2200 on-the-fly code inspections for C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, JavaScript, TypeScript and other technologies. For most inspections, Resharper provides quick-fixes (light bulbs) to improve the code.

  • Refactorings: Resharper offers 60+ refactorings and 450+ context actions that help safely organize code and move it around the solution, distribute responsibility, decouple, decrease complexity, or simply use alternative language syntax.

  • Navigation and search: Resharper helps instantly get to any code in a solution, no matter how large the solution is. It can also navigate you from any symbol to its related code such as implementations of a given interface, extension methods of a class, or usages of a field.

  • Code formatting and cleanup: Resharper allows you to configure and apply code style based on your personal preferences or your team standard. Code style and formatting settings for C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, JavaScript, TypeScript and other languages can be applied in any scope, from a selection to a solution.

  • Code generation: Resharper can create a lot of code for you: from new files and classes to conditional blocks and GUIDs; from methods and properties required by an interface being implemented to equality checks and formatting members.

  • Unit testing: Resharper supports running multiple unit testing frameworks such as NUnit,, MSTest, QUnit and Jasmine. It allows you to run and debug tests right from the code editor or in a separate tool window.

  • Debugging: Resharper enhances the debugging experience in Visual Studio by providing various tools such as inline values for variables and parameters; breakpoints management; expression evaluation; exception pop-up; data tips; tracepoints; value origin; value destination; etc.

Resharper pricing and licensing options

Resharper is not free but offers different pricing and licensing options depending on your needs. You can choose between personal or commercial licenses; monthly or yearly subscriptions; standalone or bundled products; individual or team licenses; etc. The prices range from $12.90/month for an individual personal license to $299/year for an individual commercial license. You can also get discounts for volume purchases or academic use.

If you are not sure whether Resharper is worth the money or not, you can try it for free for 30 days. During this trial period, you can use all the features of Resharper without any limitations. However, after the trial expires, you will need to buy a license or uninstall Resharper from your Visual Studio.

How to reset Resharper evaluation period

If you want to continue using Resharper without buying a license after the trial expires, there is a way to reset the evaluation period and extend the trial. However, this method is not officially supported by JetBrains (the company that develops Resharper) and may violate their terms of service. Therefore, use it at your own risk.

The basic idea is to remove all the traces of Resharper from your system (such as registry keys, files, folders) and then reinstall it as if it was the first time. This way, you can activate another 30-day trial period with a new evaluation key. Here are the steps to do that:

Step 1: Uninstall Resharper from Visual Studio

The first step is to uninstall Resharper from your Visual Studio. To do that:

  • Open Visual Studio.

  • Go to Extensions > Manage Extensions.

  • Select ReSharper from the list of installed extensions.

  • Click on Uninstall.

  • Restart Visual Studio when prompted.

Step 2: Delete Resharper registry keys

The next step is to delete all the registry keys related to Resharper from your system. To do that:

  • Open Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R.

  • Type regedit and press Enter.


  • Delete this key by right-clicking on it and choosing Delete.

  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JetBrains\Shared\vAny\PersistentState\ReSharperLicenseSettingsStorageComponent\LicenseStatus_XX_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X_X.

  • Delete this key by right-clicking on it and choosing Delete.

  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JetBrains\Shared\vAny\PersistentState\ReSharperLicenseSettingsStorageComponent\LicenseStatus_XX_XX_XX_XX_XX_XX_XX_XX_XX_XX_XX_XX_XX_XX_XX.