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I think that this may be a re-occurring theme here, but here we go with a "I screwed this up, hope you don't".

You need to really think through your setup for checkin/checkout for SourceSafe files especially when using VSTS (Especially if this is your first time using VSTS).  I really didn't get the best direction when setting mine up, and used a basic "Work" directory for my initial checkout, made some changes, and checked them back in.  When I had to work on another branch for a hotfix item, I wanted that segmented out, so I created a sub folder in that same directory, pulled files down, and started to work.  But when I had to go back into the original code to demo it, I found that when I tried to "get latest version" it started looking at the second branch as a new sub folder of the original (ie. it became a nested project).  Messy situation, ended up discarding all changes and blowing it all away.

The nugget of wisdom that I have is that when you are looking at your Source Control Explorer there is a "Workspace" dropdown that will allow you to select your local file setup and modify it.  You need to select workspaces from the dropdown, and click edit from the items listed.

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 2:45 PM | Back to top


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