"Your evaluation license has expired" error message after 1st Rider launch

The error message may appear after 1st Rider startup (just after activating 30-day evaluation) and may look like this:



Rider stores a couple of settings related to evaluation license in its configuration files. If these config files are corrupted for some reason, evaluation check is not passed, resulting in this error.


  • On Windows: delete "C:\Users\<USERNAME>\.Rider2017.1" folder from disk.
  • On Mac OS: delete "~/Library/Preferences/Rider2017.1" folder from disk.
  • On Linux: delete "~/.Rider2017.1" folder from disk.
29 out of 80 found this helpful

I'm running OSX Yosemite (10.10.5) & there's no directory `~/Library/Preferences/.Rider2017.1`.

There is however `~/Library/Preferences/Rider2017.1`.

Removing this directory & restarting fixed the problem (though I had to invalidate caches & restart once).


If you have settings you want to keep, like fonts, colours, inspections, etc, you wan to keep. Goto File > Export Settings and save the settings.jar to your desktop. Delete the folder as above. Then once Rider has restarted you can import your settings, File > Import Settings.


-- Rich


Following these instruction on a mac broke my debugging. My F# projects will no longer debug. I confirmed it was due to this by restoring my Library/Preferences/Rider2017.1 folder. 

Edited by Mark Nuzzolilo

The deletion of ~/Library/Preferences/Rider2017.1/resharper-host/DecompilerCache is what broke the debugger. Restoring that folder fixed it. Please update your documentation or provide a fix that is a sharp tool rather than a blunt object



This doesn't help for long. A little bit after I delete the folder the problem resurfaces and I get the same prompt. It's weird, it took 10 minutes or so for it to happen


It works for me

Edited by Konstantin Skorohodov

Had the same issue this morning, removed/uninstalled previous Rider version (2017.1 RC) and then was able to use 30-day evaluation on the latest version (Rider 2017.1).


Still having the problem after deleting the folder, uninstalling / re-installing Rider, I'm supposed to have an evaluation until September 3rd.

Edited by Maxime Normand

On startup I see my expiration date is 21 Nov 2019 but after some time I see this error that my trail is expired

check out screenshot


Please sign in to leave a comment.

Have more questions?

Submit a request