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How to change working folder in TFS

I'm slowly gettnig used to Team Foundation Server but I find much of the functionality is difficult to 'discover'. You have to really dig.

I just spent about half an hour trying to work out how I change the working folder for a particular project. I didn't find much so I thought I'd post here with the keywords I used in the hope I might save somebody else the same troubles.

It's actually pretty easy once you know where to look. In the TFS Source Control Explorer (Double click on the source control folder for your project in the Team Explorer window) you should see a dropdown called Workspaces.

Source Control Explorer

If you open the dropdown list you'll see an entry at the bottom called "Workspaces..." which opens the Edit Workspaces dialog. The first window shows you a list of computers on which you have workspaces. Simply choose the one you want to change and click Edit...

Edit Workspace

Now you can change the local folder for each project you have worked with on that machine. Doddle.

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Josh Post By Josh Twist
2:56 AM
29 Jun 2006

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Posted by Tim P @ 16 Nov 2006 12:56 PM
Hi Josh

Thanks for the change working folder in TSF, it was not that ease to find

Posted by Josh @ 17 Nov 2006 12:10 AM
I knew I couldn't be the only one :)

Posted by vytheese @ 31 Mar 2008 9:43 PM
Thanks dude, Exactly what I faced

Posted by BHARATH @ 21 Apr 2009 10:23 PM
got the exact solution for the issue I was facing.

Posted by sreejith @ 18 Jun 2009 3:31 PM
Thank you. I wasted only 15 mins. I should have googled before

Posted by Ken Nguyen @ 22 Jun 2009 11:09 AM
Thank you very much! you have save us some time.

Posted by Naveen @ 01 Jul 2009 8:09 AM
Thank you :)

Posted by Hasini @ 14 Jul 2009 1:45 AM
Hi Josh, really thanks, it's saved my time.

Posted by sekhar @ 01 Nov 2009 9:57 PM
thanks Josh,
its was really helpfull.

Posted by soumya @ 10 Nov 2009 4:21 PM
Thanks ..that really helped

Posted by Alan @ 01 Dec 2009 11:01 AM
Thank you very very much!!!

Posted by SS is a nightmare @ 15 Jan 2010 7:47 AM
Can't believe Microsoft did not made this more intuitive, thanks bro...

Posted by Kat @ 03 Mar 2011 4:45 PM
Thx so much - you saved me a ton of time -

Posted by Walther Pari @ 15 Jul 2011 8:52 PM
Thks very much !!! for your help

Posted by Victor @ 12 Aug 2011 5:44 PM
Thanks Josh, save me a lot of time

Posted by vishal kaushik @ 29 Nov 2011 7:50 PM
very helpful. good work, really appreciate this

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