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I am trying to convert solution from VS2005 to VS2012. One of the problem I have is with directories names. For example, if I set Output Directory to be:
 
$(SolutionDir)..\VisualStudioBuildProducts\$(ProjectName)\$(PlatformName)\$(Configuration)\Products
 
the build works, however if I try to make Clean I get:
 
Search pattern cannot contain ".." to move up directories and can be contained only internally in file/directory names, as in "a..b".
 
Suppose I remove ".." and set Output Directory to be:
 
(SolutionDir)VisualStudioBuildProducts\$(ProjectName)\$(PlatformName)\$(Configuration)\Products
 
I get the error:
 
C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft.Cpp\v4.0\V110\Microsoft.CppClean.targets(75,5): error : Second path fragment must not be a drive or UNC name.
 
C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft.Cpp\v4.0\V110\Microsoft.CppClean.targets(75,5): error : Parameter name: path2

 
Can someone explain me how to fix it? I do prefer to have ".." inside the directory path, but if not, at least how to remove the second error?
Posted 12-Sep-12 21:39pm
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Richard MacCutchan at 13-Sep-12 5:14am
   
What is the full resultant path name that is being generated? Check that it does not contain illegal characters, or spaces which are not contained within double quotes.
Iron-Eagle at 20-Sep-12 1:56am
   
The generated OutDir is:
d:\p4Client\dev_vs12\ProAudio\..\VisualStudioBuildProducts\Console\Win32\Debug\Products\

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