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Solution to error: Unable to access desired file because it is in a zombie state

I upgraded some of my .icproj files from the 8.1 to 9.0 compiler, and Visual Studio could no longer open them at all, giving the following error:

"Unable to access desired file because it is in a zombie state"

I noticed a few other posts on this forum about this problem with no responses from Intel other than "try a new compiler version" (not helpful at the moment since there is no newer compiler version), so I thought I would post the solution I found.

Before converting the file, if I remove the lines in the .icproj file that allow/require specific processor extensions:


...then everything works fine, and I can manually re-select these processor extensions after I convert the project.

Hope that helps someone and saves him/her the hour this took me to figure out.


Dan Morris
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