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Compiler Error CS2033

Visual Studio 2008

Cannot create short filename 'filename' when a long filename with the same short filename already exists

Compile any C# file with a name longer than eight characters. Then compile another file with the short version of the preceding file name, such as the first six characters of the name plus "~1." The second compile will generate this error.

To resolve this error, rename the short file name to one that does not conflict with the long file name.