TFS and Visual Studio Collaboration Platform
Team Foundation Server (TFS) is a collaboration platform that developers use to work together on software development projects. The platform integrates various tools such as version control, work item tracking, and automated builds and deploy. One of the core functions of TFS is Visual Studio, which developers use to write code and manage their projects.
The Need to Change Project Paths
As a developer using TFS and Visual Studio, you may need to change the local path of your project files for various reasons, such as moving the project files to a different location on your computer or switching to a different hard drive. Changing the local path in TFS is a straightforward process, and the following steps outline how to do it effectively.
Step 1: Open Visual Studio 2019
To start the process, open Visual Studio 2019 and navigate to Team Explorer. You can do this by selecting View -> Team Explorer from the main menu.
Step 2: Select the Pending Changes Tab
In the Team Explorer pane, select the Home icon, and then click on the Pending Changes tab.
Step 3: Right-click and Select “Advanced -> Move…”
In the Pending Changes tab, you will see a list of all the changes that you have made to your project files. Right-click on the folder that you want to change the local path for, and select “Advanced -> Move…” from the context menu.
Step 4: Select New Location for Project Files
In the Move dialog box, select the new location for your project files by browsing to the folder you want to move them to. You can also type in the new path manually in the “Destination” field.
Step 5: Start File Transfer
Once you have selected the new path, click the “Move” button to start the file transfer.
Step 6: Wait for File Transfer
Visual Studio will now transfer all files in the folder to the new location on your computer. This may take a few minutes, depending on the size of your project and the speed of your computer.
Step 7: Delete Old Folder (Optional)
After the transfer is complete, you may receive a message asking if you want to delete the old folder. If it is no longer needed, you can select “Yes” to delete it.
Step 8: Confirm Success
You have now successfully changed the local path of your project files in TFS Visual Studio 2019. You can confirm this by checking the “Local Path” column in the Pending Changes tab, which should now show the new location of your files.
Changing the local path in TFS Visual Studio 2019 can be a useful tool if you need to move your project files to a different location on your computer or switch to a different hard drive. By following these simple steps, you can easily manage your project files and keep them organized.