VC++ Compiler question

Posted on 2004-11-23
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
Why does seem that as of late, anytime I make even a single line code change and hit F5 to start running in debug mode, my entire project has to be rebuild? It goes through and re-compiles every single file in every linked project before running.. It didn't used to do this. Any ideas?

Question by:PMH4514
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    Accepted Solution

    Could it be that one of the files has a timestamp in the future set by another PC which has its clock wrong? Try touching all of the files in the directory and see if it is fixed.

    Author Comment


    yes.. err, sorta..

    the other day I had a power failure.. powered back on, skipped past BIOS setup..  Hah, my machine thinks it's January 2, 2002

    Lemme change that, see what happens.

    nice! ;-)


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