Why do I get <system cannot find reference specified> for the path in all of the references in a Visual Basic 2008 application? I copied the project from another computer, but even the files that are in the same folder as the other computer show this as the path. Also, I copied a project from a different computer and *didn't* have this problem. In fact after copying a project from a different computer it resolved the path to the new location where the location was different AND the version of the .NET files on that computer weren't even the same and it worked. So why do I have problem with this particular project? I even deleted the references and re-selected them from the .net and the com list and still get this problem *AND* I tried specifying the reference paths and that didn't work either. Also, I get kicked out of Visual Basic if I click on "Application Files" under the publish tab when in the troublesome project.