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Build input file cannot be found: '/path/to/some/of/your/file1', '/path/to/some/of/your/file2', ....
There might be several reasons that cause this error. I will share one solution that fixes the one that happened to me the most.
For me, I got this error when I try to solve merge conflict that happen on
project.pbxproj. When there is changes in project structure I have to figure out conflict that look like this:
A000701D256E5ADF009F48A4 /* UsageDetailViewModelTests.swift in Sources */,
17E973942505E3EA0084D10D /* MainTabBarViewModelTests.swift in Sources */,
174BF411251C9C1E00FE6214 /* CommonNotificationIconViewTests.swift in Sources */,
NOT_A000701D256E5ADF009F48A4 /* UsageDetailViewModelTests.swift in Sources */,
NOT_17E973942505E3EA0084D10D /* MainTabBarViewModelTests.swift in Sources */,
NOT_174BF411251C9C1E00FE6214 /* CommonNotificationIconViewTests.swift in Sources */,
There might be a better way to resolve this, but I always solve it quick and dirty by accepting one of them, or sometimes I take both of them. Manual manipulates of project structure like this can cause corrupted project structure, which is the cause of the error we will solve today.
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- Open "Project Navigator" (Menu View > Navigators > Project ⌘ - command + 1).
- You will see a group name "Recovered References" that Xcode generated for you. If you have a large project, you can filter it out by type "Recovered References" at the very bottom of the project navigator.
- Inside the group, you should see a list of files mentioned in the "Build input file cannot be found" error.
- Next step might vary based on your situation. Normally, you will need to delete all red color files, which dictate that Xcode can't find their reference in the destination paths.
- You need to add them back so Xcode knows where it should look for those files.
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