Install an old version of Vetur

Sometimes new releases have bugs that you want to avoid. Here's an easy way to downgrade Vetur to a working version:

  • Set "extensions.autoUpdate": false.
  • Find the version you want and download VSIX https://github.com/vuejs/vetur/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md.
  • Install VSIX following this guide: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/editor/extension-gallery#_install-from-a-vsix.

No Syntax Highlighting & No Language Features working

The two possible causes are:

  1. Other extensions also contribute a Vue language, and that conflicts with Vetur.
  2. VS Code didn't install Vetur properly.

For 1, try disabling all other Vue related extensions.

For 2, try these methods:

Vetur Crash

  • If it says cannot find module <some-module>, go to Vetur's client code installation directory and run yarn or npm install. This is usually caused by VS Code not correctly updating Vetur's dependencies from version to version. Paths:

    • Win: %USERPROFILE%\.vscode\extensions\octref.vetur-<version>\client
    • Mac: ~/.vscode/extensions/octref.vetur-<version>/client
    • Linux: ~/.vscode/extensions/octref.vetur-<version>/client

    You can also try uninstall/reinstall Vetur.
    More details at: https://github.com/vuejs/vetur/issues/352#issuecomment-318168811

  • If it says problem related to memory and cpu, try to add a jsconfig.json or tsconfig.json and only include Vue-related code: https://vuejs.github.io/vetur/setup.html

Vetur can't recognize components imported using webpack's alias

  • You need to setup path mapping in jsconfig.json or tsconfig.json: https://www.typescriptlang.org/docs/handbook/module-resolution.html. For example:

    // Webpack
    module.exports = {
      resolve: {
        alias: {
          '@': 'src'
    // tsconfig.json
      "compilerOptions": {
        "baseUrl": ".",
        "paths": {
          "@/*": [

Vetur cannot recognize my Vue component import, such as import Comp from './comp'

  • You need to add .vue extension when importing SFC.

More details at: https://github.com/vuejs/vetur/issues/423#issuecomment-340235722

.vue file cannot be imported in TS file.

You need to add declare module '*.vue' in your dts files: https://github.com/Microsoft/TypeScript-Vue-Starter#single-file-components.

Install from source.

To build and install the extension from source, you need to install vsce.

Then, clone the repository and compile it.

git clone https://github.com/vuejs/vetur
cd vetur
cd server && yarn && cd ..
yarn compile
vsce package

Now you'll find vetur-{version}.vsix, you can install it by editor command "Install from VSIX".