For anyone out there who cares, I was getting an error loading Visual Studio 6 project files (.dsp) using Visual Studio .NET 2003. The error said "Cannot load the project due to a corrupt project file" but gave no indication as to how to fix the problem, and there wasn't any solution online that I could quickly find. The answer turned out to be that the .dsp files needed to be converted to DOS file format rather than Unix. I'm not sure why VS6 would create the .dsp files in Unix format, or if the FTP server converted them, but once I opened the files and converted them to DOS using emacs "C-x ENT f dos" and re-saved them, .NET 2003 opened them just fine. (DOS text files have carriage returns and line feed characters at the end of every line, whereas Unix text files only have line feeds.)

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