FIX: The PDF file becomes corrupted after you check in the PDF file in Visual SourceSafe 2005


After you check in a Portable Document Format (PDF) file in Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005, the PDF file becomes corrupted. Additionally, you do not receive any error messages. You may experience this problem if the following conditions are true:
  • You select the Auto-detect encoding of local file check box on the General tab.

    Note To access the General tab, click Properties on the File menu.
  • In the Options dialog box, you select Binary file on the File types tab.

    Note To open the Options dialog box, click Options on the Tools menu.


This problem occurs when the autodetect feature switches the file from the binary format to the ANSI format.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


There are no prerequisites for this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates


Article ID: 923434 - Last Review: May 23, 2014 - Revision: 1