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VS2010 Workfold Command: allows moving a local working folder for a WorkSpace, but not unmapping it when you have multiple workspaces with the same name

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/08/29

Just found a glitch in the unmap support for tf workfold (and found out it has already been reported).

First what I tried to do:

  1. move D:\develop.TFS02 into D:\develop\CodePlex\TFS02 using tf map (which BTW allows you to do in place branch switching).
  2. unmap D:\develop.TFS02\besharp from TFS

First a few things; the first one succeeded (as it implicitly uses the /map command), the last ones failed because /unmap is ambivalent on the /collection parameter: on the one hand it wants to do without, but when it discovers it cannot do without, it wrongly indicates it requires it.

D:\develop.TFS02\besharp>tf workfold /collection: /workspace:%COMPUTERNAME% $/ D:\develop\CodePlex\TFS02

D:\develop.TFS02\besharp>tf workfold /collection: /workspace:%COMPUTERNAME% /unmap $BeSharp
The option collection is not allowed.

D:\develop.TFS02\besharp>tf workfold /unmap /collection: /workspace:%COMPUTERNAME% D:\develop.TFS02\besharp
The option collection is not allowed.

D:\develop.TFS02\besharp>tf workfold /unmap D:\develop.TFS02\besharp
Unable to determine the workspace. You may be able to correct this by running 'tf workspaces /collection:TeamProjectCollectionUrl'.

D:\develop.TFS02\besharp>tf workfold /unmap /workspace:%COMPUTERNAME% D:\develop.TFS02\besharp
Multiple workspaces exist with the name T61PJWP.
Please specify the Team Foundation Server or qualify the name with the owner.


The workaround is to

  1. start Visual Studio,
  2. unmap $/,
  3. recursively map $/ to D:\develop\CodePlex\TFS02,
  4. perform a get latest.



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