Consider the following scenario. You use Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server for source control. You rename a folder. Then, you check in the changes. In this scenario, the children of the folder may disappear.
This problem occurs because the full path of the folder that you rename exceeds 260 characters. In this case, the full paths of the children of the folder do not change. Therefore, the children of the folder disappear after you check in the changes. This problem is caused by a Microsoft SQL Server stored procedure that is called during the rename operation.
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.
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After you apply this hotfix, the rename operation fails if the full path of a folder exceeds 260 characters. You receive a message that states the reason that the rename operation fails. Additionally, the changes from the rename operation are not added to the pending changes.
You must apply this hotfix to the Team Foundation Server application tier server.
You must have Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server installed to apply this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The global 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.
To work around this problem, make sure that the full path of a folder does not exceed 260 characters.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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