# VS 2019 - Windows Application Packaging Project: Could not copy the file “…\WinMetadata\Windows.winmd” because it was not found

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\MSBuild\Current\Bin\Microsoft.Common.CurrentVersion.targets(4643,5): error MSB3030: Could not copy the file "C:\path\to\UWP\project\bin\x86\Debug\WinMetadata\Windows.winmd" because it was not found.