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Configuration and Cache Information

Visual Studio 2010

You can find information about workspaces, log files, and other servers in the settings directory that is automatically created when you run Team Explorer Everywhere for the first time. This topic shows how to access this directory and explains what information you can find in the log files and the workspace cache files that the directory contains.

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As the following list shows, the location of the settings directory varies depending on your operating system:

  • Windows: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Team Explorer

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    You can access the settings directory by typing either the shorthand, as the list shows, or C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Team Explorer into the address bar of Windows Explorer.

  • Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Team Explorer/10.0

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    You can access the settings directory in a terminal by typing either the shorthand, as the list shows, or the full path of the directory, such as /Users/UserName/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Team Explorer/10.0.

  • Unix: ~/.microsoft/Team Explorer/10.0

    NoteNote

    You can access the settings directory in a terminal by typing either the shorthand, as the list shows, or the full path of the directory, such as /home/username/.microsoft/Team Explorer/10.0.

You can diagnose problems with Team Explorer Everywhere by checking the log files to which it writes every time that it runs. These files are in a folder that is named logs inside the settings directory.

The configuration of the log files determines how much information they include. By default, they include startup information, any warnings or errors that occurred, and a high-level summary of network communication with Team Foundation Server. You can also customize the log files in many ways. For more information, see Using a Custom Log Configuration File.

The settings directory contains a file in which Team Explorer Everywhere records information about workspaces for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server that have been used on your computer. This file is named workspaces/workspaces.xml, and you can use it to identify each workspace, such as its name or the server where it is stored. The file also contains a list of local paths that are mapped as working folders. When you perform a version-control operation, the tf command-line tool determines which workspace and server to use and then loads authentication information from the workspace cache. For more information, see Saving Credentials in the Workspace Cache.

By using the workspaces command, you can list workspaces that are stored in the workspace cache, and you can remove cached information for one or more workspaces. For more information, see Workspaces Command. You can also delete the complete cache of workspace information by deleting the workspace cache file when Team Explorer Everywhere is not running.

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