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I am compiling an MFC DLL project using Visual C++ 6.0.  It compiles and Links fine in Release mode.  However, If compiling in Debug mode, when it tries to link, I get the fatal error: "LNK1104 cannot open file '/Debug/Gp.dll'".  MSDN help suggested a few things that could be the problem:  low on disk space, the file does not exist, wrong filename or path, drive is invalid etc.  None of these appear to be the problem. Also I've checked PView.exe and Task Manager to make sure the DLL is not still running somewhere.  I'm stuck, not being able to link in debug mode for I need to debug a problem in the code.
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jonjon
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by:Vinayak Kumbar
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Hi,

Is 'Gp' is the project workspace name?. If not, then go to project->settings, choose the link->, there give the correct name.

It is surely something to do with Ur project settings. Check the settings once.

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by:Vinayak Kumbar
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Hi,

One more crude method....

Restart Ur PC. delete the debug directory. And say ReBuildAll. Then it may solve Ur prob. I told this because, there may be a instance though U have checked....!!!!(I guess)

Try it out.

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Yes, 'Gp'is the name of the workspace.  I agree that it is probably something in the settings.  I'm just not sure what it is.  I even put the full path for the output file:  "d:\Gp\Debug\Gp.dll"
Any other ideas?
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by:Vinayak Kumbar
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Hi,

I can't guess any more. Have U restarted and seen?. The last thing, that I can help U is, send me that dll workspace if u want, to k_bbb100@hotmail.com and I will check it once.

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by:jonjon
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Yes, I deleted the /Debug directory and restarted my machine.  No effect.  Still no linking in Debug mode.
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Vinayak Kumbar earned 1000 total points
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Hi,
I got it!!!.

I went to project->settings, then chose the link tab and said Reset.

And I built it successfully....

Try it out. I think that should solve Ur problem.

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You are the Man!
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by:jonjon
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WOW!, that worked.  I completely overlooked the reset button, I've never had to use it.  Something in the Link settings must have gotten corrupted.  Thanks for taking the time to review my workspace, I really appreciate the speedy solution.
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by:Vinayak Kumbar
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HI,

That was learning experience for me too..

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by:Vinayak Kumbar
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And...

I have deleted it....


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Thank You
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