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Hi,
    I am creating a Setup and Deployment project using Visual Studio 2010 Professional.

During build time, I get the same error multiple times for different files Unable to build file named 'file_name'.


All I'm doing is setting up certain files to be copied to the destination (preserving the folder structure).

I looked around and found some solutions which obviously did not help.

I have a total of 15,400 files in a sub folder structure.

I tried to set the build properties to

1. as loose uncompressed files
2. in setup file
3. in cabinet files (100 MB)

but all of them fail with the same above error.

Please help!

EDIT: I found some references to maybe having a hash or a version for each file. I'm not sure how to check if this is already enabled or the process on how to enable it.
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Can you show a section of code where you specify the source and destination of the files?
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I guess I found a workaround for my problem. I just build my solution on a machine which has more RAM!

I'm building on a machine with 32 GB RAM now, and I see that devenv.exe is taking up to 2.1 GB when its building the solution. I guess it is loading the entire solution into memory even though I have set the option to build as cabinet files of 100 MB each. The cab files eventually get created, but they just take longer because the entire solution is loaded into memory and then the cab files are created from memory then written to disk.

Thanks for your comment Orcbighter, but I was able to take care of this by myself.
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by:visualcortex
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I was able to figure out a solution on my own. I guess Experts Exchange does not have solutions for all kinds of problems.
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