Solved

Renaming trouble in Source Safe

Posted on 2010-09-14
3
505 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
Somehow a developer renamed an important file in Visual SourceSafe, which has links to about 25 other places.  Then someone else spotted the original was missing and uploaded a replacement.

So I deleted the replacement (destroyed permanently) and tried to rename the original back to its proper name.  VSS won't allow the rename.  Any ideas how I can pull the rename off, because if I don't then we'll lose the history on that file and have to rebuild all the links?
0
Comment
Question by:corebiz
[X]
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
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Admin3k
ID: 33671284
>>VSS won't allow the rename.
What is the exact error message Please? .
0
 

Author Comment

by:corebiz
ID: 33671495
There's no error message.  When you rename it (WinExplorer style - F2) it just goes back to the previous filename.  If you rename it to something other than the original filename, that's fine.

To be exact:

The original filename was modPP.bas.  It got renamed to modPP1.bas - we don't know how or who.  So someone uploaded a new modPP.bas.  I deleted that (destroyed permanently) and tried to rename modPP1.bas to modPP.bas, but it just stays as modPP1.bas.  If I rename it to anything else, it takes a second or two and successfully renames.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
corebiz earned 0 total points
ID: 33680412
Found the problem.  Some of the child projects that had the linked file also had a copy of the original file (modPP.bas).  I went through all the child folders and deleted these copies, and then the rename went through, with history and links preserved.  'Appy man.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How to Add / Edit Windows Menu 4 73
backup program with robocopy 6 71
SSRS Deployment problem 5 93
Shared files and folders migration 2 27
If you have ever used Microsoft Word then you know that it has a good spell checker and it may have occurred to you that the ability to check spelling might be a nice piece of functionality to add to certain applications of yours. Well the code that…
Enums (shorthand for ‘enumerations’) are not often used by programmers but they can be quite valuable when they are.  What are they? An Enum is just a type of variable like a string or an Integer, but in this case one that you create that contains…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA. http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1478/Excel-Error-Handlin…

756 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