Creation of the virtual directory failed issue whle opening the older version projects in VS2017[solved]

I attempted to load the new VS2015 project in VS2017, but it immediately failed to load.and i am getting below error popup

Creation of the virtual directory http://localhost:32999/
failed with the error: Filename: redirection.config
Error: Cannot read configuration file

there are two solution for this issue

1) Renaming applicationhost.config :


  1.     Close VS2017
  2.     Go into folder %userprofile%\Documents\IISExpress\config
  3.     Rename applicationhost.config
  4.     Restart VS and load the solution/project
  5.     VS should have recreated applicationhost.config, and project should load


2) Copy config files to IISExpress directory

copy all files from

    C:\Program Files\IIS Express\config\templates\PersonalWebServer

to

    %userprofile%\Documents\IISExpress\config


any of above solution will resolve your problem..

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