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Posted on 2010-09-14
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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?
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by:Mohamed Osama
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>>VSS won't allow the rename.
What is the exact error message Please? .
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by:corebiz
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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.
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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.
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