10. June 2012 02:41
Physically locating the assembly in GAC would help in debugging assemblies deployed into GAC. In .Net debug symbols of assemblies are available in .pdb file which is created along with the assembly during compilation. Deployment into GAC does not deploy the .pdb files. This file has to be manually placed in physical location of the assembly inside GAC. Follow the below steps to physically locate the assembly in GAC.
To Physically locate assemblies in GAC, click start => run and paste the below path in the run window.
If this path is accessed directly in explorer the below error message will be thrown.