The system cannot find the file specified. in Visual Studio

The system cannot find the file specified usually means the build failed (which it will for your code as you’re missing a # infront of include, you have a stray >> at the end of your cout line and you need std:: infront of cout) but you have the ‘run anyway’ option checked which means it runs an executable that doesn’t exist. Hit F7 to just do a build and make sure it says ‘0 errors’ before you try running it.

Code which builds and runs:

#include <iostream>

int main()
   std::cout << "Hello World";
   return 0;

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