Error LNK1123: failure during conversion to COFF: file invalid or corrupt

Yesterday, I encountered an error in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, when I in a discussion with a friend tried to run the C code example of “hello world” written in my first post on this blog. Visual Studio reported, Error LNK1123: failure during conversion to COFF: file invalid or corrupt. Hmm, what happened just?

 

 

 

Well, visiting Linker Tools Error LNK1123 at MSDN didn’t provide me with a direct solution to my problem. I went back to the project properties, and found out that in the General settings under the Linkersettings, the Enable Incremental Linking was set to Yes (/INCREMENTAL).

 

Enable Incremental Linking simply means that the linker links your *.exe or *.DLL in a smarter way which makes it easier for the linker to update the existing *.exe or *.DLL when you make a small change in the code, and recompile it.

 

However, to fix this problem simply change the Enable Incremental Linking to No (/INCREMENTAL:NO) and click OK.

 

 

I hope this information solved your C/C++ linker issues in Microsoft Visual Studio.

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