Microsoft KB Archive/923842

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Article ID: 923842

Article Last Modified on 11/15/2007


  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 Standard Edition


When you run the Analyze.exe utility in Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 to detect any database errors, the following error message may be logged in the Analyze.log file:

The file 0\DATA\\ is not a valid SourceSafe physical database file. It must be renamed to a file with an extension or moved to another directory outside the database.

You experience this problem when you run a command that resembles the following at the command prompt:

analyze -f -v4 DriveLetter:\VSStest\test0\data

Note "0\DATA\\" is the only part of the file path that appears in the error message.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


There are no prerequisites for this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Analyze.exe 8.0.50727.194 240,128 11-Aug-2006 05:46 x86


To work around this problem, rename the physical file for the database root. Use all uppercase letters in the new name.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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