unable to access index for repository http://cran.rstudio.com/src/contrib: cannot open URL 'http://cran.rstudio.com/src/contrib/PACKAGES'

warning in install.packages:
unable to access index for repository http://cran.rstudio.com/src/contrib:
cannot open URL 'http://cran.rstudio.com/src/contrib/PACKAGES'
WARNING: Rtools is required to build R packages but is not currently installed. Please download and install the appropriate version of Rtools before proceeding.

https://cran.rstudio.com/bin/windows/Rtools/
Installing package into ‘C:/Users/Emmadex/AppData/Local/R/win-library/4.2’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
warning in install.packages:
unable to access index for repository http://cran.rstudio.com/src/contrib:
cannot open URL 'http://cran.rstudio.com/src/contrib/PACKAGES'
warning in install.packages:
package ‘tidyverse’ is not available for this version of R

A version of this package for your version of R might be available elsewhere,
see the ideas at

warning in install.packages:
unable to access index for repository http://cran.rstudio.com/bin/windows/contrib/4.2:
cannot open URL 'http://cran.rstudio.com/bin/windows/contrib/4.2/PACKAGES'

Dear Team,
When I try to load the Tidyverse, I receive the error message mentioned above. I'm trying to learn this language because I'm new to it, but this error keeps occurring. Help me, lovely people!

This seems like a connectivity issue, R is not being able to connect to the CRAN repository you have selected, these are some things to try.

  • Choose a different CRAN repository, RStudios repository is a good choice (http://cran.rstudio.com/) or you could choose one that is geographically closer to you.
  • Enable the secure download setting.
  • Check if your internet connection has traffic restrictions of some kind, like a firewall, proxy server, etc. This is usually the case when you are at work or school.