[Build Error] No rule to make target.......

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    [Build Error] No rule to make target.......

    Whatever I try to compile I get this error:
    C:\Dev-Cpp\Makefile.win [Build Error] No rule to make target `"../Documents', needed by `Projekt1.dll'. Stop.

    Any Idea what's wrong?

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    no rule to make target sometimes means that the file isn't there. In this case it looks like ../documents is expected to be there.
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    What it means is make is trying to make the target ../Documents. So maybe you typed this:
    Code:
    make ../Documents
    Or maybe one of the other targets depends on ../Documents:
    Code:
    target: ../Documents
    make doesn't know how to create ../Documents, since there's no target on how to do that:
    Code:
    ../Documents:
            mkdir ../Documents
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    Looks like this was a bug in how Dev-CPP creates makefile.win, when I moved all my stuff to another path, it works flawlessy!

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    Actually, I think it's because there was a space in your path name. Was there?
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