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Unable to build shortcut '<shortcut>'; shortcuts are not permitted to use the global assembly cache as the working folder

The deployment project cannot be built because the WorkingFolder property for a shortcut targets the Global Assembly Cache folder. You cannot create shortcuts to files in the global assembly cache.

To correct this error

  1. Double-click the error message in the Task List to go to the shortcut in the File System Editor.
  2. In the Properties window, select the WorkingFolder property and choose a different folder.

See Also

WorkingFolder Property | File Installation Management in Deployment