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FIX: A message states that Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server source control may overwrite files even though the files are not in source control

When you perform the Get Latest operation in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server source control, you may receive a confusing message.

For example, you may experience this problem in the following scenario:
  • You create an empty C# project, and then you add the project to source control.
  • You add a new file to the project, and then you add some contents to the file.
  • In source control, you right-click the file, and then you click Shelve Pending Changes.
  • You add more contents to the file.
  • In source control you right-click the file, and then you click Undo Pending Changes.
  • On the File menu, you point to Source Control, and then you click Unshelve.

    Note If multiple shelved records are listed, you select the one that you created earlier.
  • When a dialog box appears that states that you must solve conflicts, you click Solve conflicts, and then you click Ignore conflicts.
  • You right-click the file in source control, and then you click Get Latest operation.
  • You click Overwrite to overwrite local files.
In this scenario, you receive a message that states that source control will overwrite some files. However, the files are not in the source control.
This problem occurs because the Get Latest operation handles shelvesets in an unexpected way.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

  • After you apply this hotfix, you can clearly see which file is overwritten.
  • You must apply this hotfix to the Team Foundation Server application tier server.


You must have Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply 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 sizeDateTime
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about software update terminology, 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: 944484 - Last Review: 10/08/2011 12:28:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

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