Cannot open debug/filename.exe for writing

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    Cannot open debug/filename.exe for writing

    --------------------Configuration: this works - Win32 Debug--------------------
    Compiling...
    thisworks main.cpp
    Linking...
    LINK : fatal error LNK1168: cannot open Debug/this works.exe for writing
    Error executing link.exe.

    this works.exe - 1 error(s), 0 warning(s)



    As soon as I change the source code it does that. Any simple explanation as to why?

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    aurė entuluva! mithrandir's Avatar
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    "fatal error LNK1168: cannot open Debug/Test_compiler_errors.exe for writing Error executing link.exe.
    There are two possible causes for this error. Either you have defined your project on a diskette (which would not be big enough to hold a project) or a copy of your application is still running. To solve the first problem, create your projects on the hard disk and your source files on diskette. To solve the second problem, quit the running application (Press any key to continue..)"

    http://faculty.capitol-college.edu/j...ler_Errors.htm
    Hope this helps.

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    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
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    Usually its because your prog has killed its window but is still doing something...its most likely an error in your code

    Try CTR-ALT-DEL and see if the name of your prog is there....if so..kill the process and go back to your code

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