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Unable to build shortcut '<shortcut>'; shortcuts cannot be targeted to the global assembly cache

The deployment project cannot be built because the Target property for a shortcut has been set to the Global Assembly Cache folder. You cannot create shortcuts to the Global Assembly Cache folder.

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 Target property and choose a different folder.

See Also

File Installation Management in Deployment