error C1033: cannot open program database '' File CL - by Krammig1

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ID 800840 Comments
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Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 9/15/2013 8:17:03 PM
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I have an app that compiled fine under VS2005 and VS2008

However after I installed 2010 I am getting  CL : fatal error C1033: cannot open program database ''

I have searched around, tried various things but nothing I have tried resolves the issue. I am really stuck as I cannot compile the app which needs an update urgently. 

I have tried ; 

- Security Settings
- Altering Precompiled Headers to Create instead of User
- Altering Intermediate Files location

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Posted by Microsoft on 4/29/2014 at 12:29 PM
Thank you for reporting this issue. This issue has been fixed in Visual Studio 2013. You can install a trial version of Visual Studio 2013 with the fix from:
Posted by Microsoft on 9/16/2013 at 5:01 AM
The product team itself no longer directly accepting feedback for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and earlier products. You can get support for issues with Visual Studio 2010 and earlier by visiting one of the resources in the link below: <>
Posted by Microsoft on 9/15/2013 at 8:51 PM
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