Tip: Error "The object file cannot be used with this version of the program."

Last week I ran into the strangest error I ever encountered when using NAV. While EXPORTING an object from my NAV2009 R2 client I got the following error.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Classic
The object file cannot be used with this version of the program.


Ok, this is strange.. and I wouldn't be as flabbergasted as I was now if I was importing something. But this error when EXPORTING from NAV??

After searching for some time, one of my colleagues (David de Groot) asks what my problem was. I told him what I ran into an his response was equally surprising..

"Did you try to export your fob to another folder?"

Off course I answered that question with a "No"..

Well he explained that he ran into the same problem a couple of days ago. The cause of this problem is that in the folder in which I wanted export your fob file,  there was already a fob file that was exported with NAV2013. In all it's wisdom, Microsoft has decided that you can no longer export fobs of multiple versions of NAV directly to the same folder.

To our beloved Dynamics NAV development team: Of course this is a nice safety feature but PLEASE make your error messages better to understand!!! Stick out tongue

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