FIX: Analyze -F Overwrites the Analyze.Log File When the Backup Folder Is Not Empty

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If you use Analyze -F, the Analyze.log file is replaced in the \data\backup folder and the following warning message appears:
The backup folder \data\backup, is not empty.
Before an autofix rebuild is run the backup folder needs to be emptied.
However, the analyze.log is replaced.
The backup directory needs to be empty before running Analyze -F.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This bug was corrected in the next service pack for Visual Studio 6.0.

For additional information about Visual Studio service packs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why

194295 HOWTO: Tell That a Visual Studio Service Pack Is Installed
To download the latest Visual Studio service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Run Analyze -F ../data, and note thata backup directory containing Analyze.log is created.
  2. RunAnalyze -F ../data again without renaming the backup directory.

Article ID: 275926 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 02:26:59 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 6.0 Standard Edition

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