NMAKE Fatal Error U1033

 

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syntax error : 'string' unexpected

The string is not part of the valid syntax for a makefile.

To fix by checking the following possible causes

  1. If the closing set of angle brackets (<<) for an inline file are not at the beginning of a line, the following error occurs:

    syntax error : 'EOF' unexpected  
    
    
  2. If a macro definition in the makefile contained an equal sign (=) without a preceding name or if the name being defined is a macro that expands to nothing, the following error occurs:

    syntax error : '=' unexpected  
    
    
  3. If the semicolon (;) in a comment line in TOOLS.INI is not at the beginning of the line, the following error occurs:

    syntax error : ';' unexpected  
    
    
  4. If the makefile has been formatted by a word processor, the following error can occur:

    syntax error : ':' unexpected  
    
    
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