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Error BE0065: BUILD FAILED: Access to the path 'entries' is denied.

Apr 3, 2009 at 4:34 PM

SHFB: Error BE0065: BUILD FAILED: Access to the path 'entries' is denied.

had this error on a simple project that was compiling help okay just yesterday.  Has anyone found a solution for it?

I haven't deleted or changed anything, and can't find a folder anywhere called 'entries'.  Also, I restarted the PC thinking perhaps there is a file locked somewhere.

The main change in the last day was going through and putting in <para> </para> tags.  


Apr 3, 2009 at 5:14 PM
it looks like Sandcastle is trying to pull information out of hidden SVN folders.
Apr 3, 2009 at 8:16 PM
What part of the build is it doing when the error occurs?  Can you post a bit more of the surrounding log file to provide more context?

Apr 6, 2009 at 8:24 AM
It doesn't look like it got very far.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shfbBuild product="Sandcastle Help File Builder Utilities" version="" projectFile="C:\dev\projects\CL\Sandcastle\sandcastle.shfbproj" started="03/04/2009 17:30:00">
<buildStep step="Initializing">
Loading and initializing plug-ins...
Hierarchical Table of Contents Version
Copyright &#169; 2007-2009, Eric Woodruff, All Rights Reserved
<buildStep step="ClearWorkFolder">
Clearing working folder...
    Last step completed in 00:00:00.0625
<buildStep step="Failed">

SHFB: Error BE0065: BUILD FAILED: Access to the path 'entries' is denied.


Apr 6, 2009 at 9:20 AM
Edited Apr 6, 2009 at 10:49 AM

This isn't a solution, but the steps to get sandcastle to compile again are:
1. Go to project folder with windows explorer
2. Ctrl+F
3. find and delete all *.svn folders

We must assume that sandcastle goes into a hidden .SVN folder and tries to open the 'entries' file.  Perhaps there is an exclusive lock on this svn system file made by the TortoiseSVN XP shell integration. 

contents of one of the the .\.svn folder

06/04/2009  09:00    <DIR>          prop-base
06/04/2009  09:00    <DIR>          props
06/04/2009  09:00    <DIR>          text-base
02/02/2009  11:42                28 dir-prop-base
02/04/2009  17:30             1,882 entries
02/02/2009  11:42                 2 format


Apr 6, 2009 at 11:37 AM
deleteing the .\help\working folder allows Sandcastle Document Builder to get further into the build process, but it is still failing...

Clearing any prior web output
    Ignoring read-only/hidden folder C:\dev\projects\CL\MainDev\BL\Projects\Svc\Sandcastle\Help\.svn
    Last step completed in 00:00:01.7813

SHFB: Error BE0065: BUILD FAILED: Access to the path 'entries' is denied.
Apr 6, 2009 at 4:08 PM
Edited Apr 6, 2009 at 4:08 PM
Since it appears to be having problems with the working and help folders, perhaps you should exclude them from source control.  If there's a process running that is using that folder, SHFB won't be able to delete it.