Unable to Read the project file


  • Visual Studio keeps giving me an error while creating a new project:

    "Unable to read the project file "ConsoleApplication2.vcxproj".
    c:\Users\Brandon\documents\visual studio 2012\Projects\ConsoleApplication2\ConsoleApplication2.vcxproj(18, 3): the imported project "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft.cpp\v4.0\v110\Microsoft.cpp.default.props" was not found. Confirm that the path in the <import> delcaration is correct, and the file exists on disk."

    I have ran repair using disk, ran repair without disk, set setting back to default, uninstalled and re installed several times, cleared the %temp% folder and ran repairs and re installed.

    It creates the folder and when I try to Open Project I get a different error:

    "The operation could not be completed. The parameter is incorrect."

    Help, please and thank you

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:45 PM


  • Hi,

    what did you repair? Please check that the file
    C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft.cpp\v4.0\v110\Microsoft.cpp.default.props
    is on your system. If it is not there, then your Visual Studio installation is corrupt.

    I would expect that a repair of Visual Studio would fix it.

    With kind regards,


    • Marked as answer by ViperDude1009 Friday, February 01, 2013 12:44 AM
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:01 AM