Try stopping mspdbsrv.exe, which is the process that generates the pdb files during a build if it is still running. My understanding is that it’s supposed to shut down at the end of the compilation, but it seems that it can turn into a zombie process. If that happens, you can get error shown in the post’s title when linking your binaries.

Anyway, I just ran into this issue and stopping the process via the Task Manager resolved the issue for me.

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