This article was previously published under Q225121
When attempting to run or compile a Visual Basic project, the following error message is generated:
Compile Error: Can't Find Project or Library
The project contains a reference to a file or an ActiveX control that has been changed or does not exist.
Open the References dialog and clear any references to any entries marked MISSING. If those references are required for the project, re-register the correct files. For more information about adding an ActiveX control to your project, see the REFERENCES section of this article.
This behavior is by design.
This error message can appear under the following conditions:
The file referenced has been deleted.
The GUID of the ActiveX control has been changed.
The file referenced was moved to a different location.