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The folder 'folder' could not be added to the project. <reason> 

A folder read from the .vbproj or .csproj file cannot be added to the project. Reasons include:

  • Invalid name

  • File within a path. For example, if you have a project-relative path of Folder1\Folder2\Folder3, but there is also a file with relative path Folder1\Folder2.

  • Item already exists. This occurs when a folder is listed twice in the project file.

This error is most likely caused by editing the project file by hand.

To correct this error

  • Remove the affected folder node from the project file.

    Any folder, and any files below the folder, for which this diagnostic is displayed will not be added to the project.

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