Disconnect Web Project  didn't

Posted on 2004-04-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
We accidently put a project (a production site) under source control.  In the VI IDE, we went to Project/Source Control/Disconnect Web Project.  This worked -- almost.  This removed half the files from SS control, but a lot of the files are still locked by VSS.  We've tried to Recalculate Links, but this didn't do any good.  In VB, you can just delete the .SCC files to remove SS integration, but I can't find anything like that for VI solutions.  Please help.  We need to move some files into production, and the boss doesn't want to shortcut the promotion process.
Question by:LandyJ
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 10844652
Have you seen these articles from MSDN:
PRB: Read-Only Visual SourceSafe User Can Modify Web Projects;en-us;166680

HOWTO: Disconnect a Project from Source Control;en-us;180945

I am not sure if it relates directly, but it may help.  Also, you may have more luck in the Visual Basic Topica Area as it has more traffic.

Author Comment

ID: 10890062

Sorry for the delay in posting a reply.  This is still an issue, but we went on to "bigger and better" issues with the VSS conversion/split.  After I cleaned up hte db, repaired everything and archived/restored everything necessary in a new VSS database, this is still an issue.  MS Premier Support has it now.  I'm waiting for my case to make it to the top.

I'll post the solution as soon as this is resolved.


Author Comment

ID: 10930272
OK, here's what we did:

Frontpage Extensions uses the META-DATA files to integrate source control with VID.  There are two keys in each META-DATA file associated with the real file on a website: "vti_sourcecontrolcookie" & "vti_sourcecontrolversion"  Delete these two lines, save the file and recalculate links.  You can do the recalculate from VID or ISS on the webserver.  Or, since you're going to recalculate anyway, just delete the META-DATA file completely and do the recalculate.  Frontpage will re-create the meta-data file.  This is especailly useful if you have multiple files erroneously being reported under source control.  Just delete all the files in the _vti_cnf folder (but not the folder itself!), and recalculate links.

BTW -- META-DATA files are in the _vti_cnf folder.  They are text files, even though they contain the same name & extension as the real file, so open them with notepad or wordpad.
Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 10930708
Great work!  I would suggest you PAQ this question for future reference.  
See here for more info:
Request a refund because you answered your own question (Refund/PAQ)

Author Comment

ID: 10931058
Thanks, AP.  I would have missed that step.
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 10933038
Fine with me.

Accepted Solution

modulo earned 0 total points
ID: 10933595
Closed, 500 points refunded.
Community Support Moderator
Experts Exchange

Featured Post

Visualize your virtual and backup environments

Create well-organized and polished visualizations of your virtual and backup environments when planning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments. It helps you to gain better visibility and valuable business insights.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Replace Dreamweaver with what? 8 174
Expression Web 4 the latest 3 97
Looks good in lg screen, md screen but disappears on mobile 4 96
Intranet for business 4 152
This article provides a case study on how our local youth baseball league deployed a new website, including the platform selection, implementation and benefits to the league.
Introduction In this tutorial, I'll explain how to create an animated progress meter in a wireframe prototype developed using Axure RP 7.0 - a leading prototyping tool for designing web sites and software. (For more information about Axure and gett…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up an RSS Feed on a WordPress Website. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Feedburner will be used for this demonstration. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up the permalinks on a WordPress Website. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: : Go t…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question