modernzombie modernzombie - 10 days ago 5
C# Question

Error Creating Debug Information - Code Won't Compile

I'm using VS 2008. When ever I make a change in my code and try to compile I get the following error:


Error 7 Unexpected error creating
debug information file 'C:\Documents
and Settings\jbezanson\My
Documents\MyProjects\DispatchBoard\DispatchBoard\obj\Debug\DispatchBoard.PDB'
-- 'C:\Documents and Settings\jbezanson\My
Documents\MyProjects\DispatchBoard\DispatchBoard\obj\Debug\DispatchBoard.pdb:
The process cannot access the file
because it is being used by another
process. ' DispatchBoard


Using Process Explorer, it is always
devenv.exe
that is locking the file. If I run in Release mode this does not happen. It started 2 days ago when I started a WPF application, and since then it happens with every application I work on.

The only info I could find from Google was referring to a bug in VS 2003.

Anyone else have this problem? How do I fix it? It is getting very annoying having to kill the file handle every time I want to compile.

Answer

When I have problems with locked files, I use Unlocker. (If you tried everything and it's not working, try this ;)

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