I cannot load the VIM 4.7.0 package in RStudio

you are using an old version of R with a binary package built under a newer version (3.5). Not a good idea because you can run into issues like you are now. I would either build a package from source on your system or get the correct binary if available.

Why don't use install.packages("VIM") to install the :package: instead of copying ? it will get the correct binary if available.

If the issue is with the R version as I presumed, you could try your process with the correct built package under 3.3 version : https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/3.3/VIM_4.7.0.zip