FIX: Rc.exe Error When You Build a Project That Has More Than 100 INCLUDE Paths Specified

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Rc.exe cannot build projects that have more than 100 include paths specified. When you try to build this type of project, you receive the following error message:
Compiling resources...
fatal error RC1047: too many -I# options, 'C:\path\1.3'
Error executing rc.exe.
Sample1.exe-1 error(s), 0 warning(s)


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:;EN-US;CNTACTMS
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question. The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version     Size    File name
   07-Mar-2003  14:12  6.0.4010.0   8,192  Rc.exe
   03-Feb-2003  14:09  6.0.4010.0  86,016  Rcdll.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Article ID: 817234 - Last Review: October 7, 2005 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Service Pack 5
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