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Troubleshooting GitHub Copilot in Visual Studio

This article provides troubleshooting advice for errors related to GitHub Copilot in Visual Studio.

GitHub Copilot is available to GitHub customers with a personal account on and GitHub Enterprise Cloud organizations owned by an enterprise account.

GitHub Copilot is free to use for verified students, teachers, and maintainers of popular open source projects. If you are not a student, teacher, or maintainer of a popular open source project, you can try GitHub Copilot for free with a one-time 60-day trial. After the free trial, you will need a paid subscription for continued use. For more information, see "About billing for GitHub Copilot."

Viewing logs in Visual Studio

The log files for the GitHub Copilot extension are stored in the standard log location for Visual Studio extensions.

  1. Open the the View menu in Visual Studio.
  2. Click Output.
  3. On the right of the Output view pane, select GitHub Copilot from the dropdown menu.

Screenshot of GitHub Copilot Output pane

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