TFS Error : Workspace Already Exists Error


  If you ever have the joyous experience by migration steps of TFS environment and  Visual Studio 2010 and you are using Team Foundation Server as your source control system, you may encounter a workspace error message akin to “workspace already exists on computer”.

This is sometimes due to the cached settings on your system. To clean this up, try the following:

SET TFAppData=%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Team Foundation

IF EXIST "%TFAppData%\3.0\Cache" rd /s /q "%AppDataTF%\3.0\Cache" > NUL
tf workspaces /s:http://mytfserver:8080/

Note: “tf.exe” must be in your path.  If not, just add the full path to the .exe.  Also, this currently shows cache paths for Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010


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