Those of us who use the ASP.NET WAT on a regular basis must have encountered this error at least once.
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After some research I found out that the tool doesnâ€™t work if you have spaces in the path of your applications directory for e.g. D:\My Stuff\Projects\Project1. I know, itâ€™s weird!
If you donâ€™t want to go through the hassle of moving your project folders, worry not, NTFS Link comes to the rescue. Once youâ€™ve downloaded and installed the tool, right click at a location of your choice and select New Junction Point.
You will then be prompted to select the target folder. In our case, this should point to D:\My Stuff\ since that is the folder that contains a space in its name.
Once the shortcut is created you can rename it to something without a space so our final path would be something like D:\ProjectsLink\Projects\Project1. The WAT tool should work now.