Error:(9, 39) java: cannot find symbol symbol: class, location: package

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This morning I made git pull on my java project and I run into this error:

Error:(9, 39) java: cannot find symbol
  symbol:   class UserDto
  location: package com.tests.dto

It seems that one of my colleague made some changes in the project and now it doesn't work.
But when I asked everyone else, they said it works. What am I doing wrong?

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Quick solution:
Just delete target directory and compile the entire project

It works 95% of the times when I see this error.


  1. Delete entire target directory
  2. Compile entire project
  3. Run the project

Screenshot from Intellij Idea and maven module:

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