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How to: Recover a Deleted Item

Visual Studio 2005

When you use the Delete command to delete a file or project from a database, the deleted items are removed from Visual SourceSafe Explorer. If the deleted item is a project, all its subprojects are also deleted. However, Visual SourceSafe continues to store the deleted items, so that it can rebuild old versions of a project that requires them.

The Recover command on the Deleted Items tab restores deleted items, including all subprojects if the deleted item is a project. After an item has been recovered, it is once again part of its parent project.

To recover a deleted file or project:

  1. In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, on the File menu, click Properties.

  2. Click the Deleted Items tab.

  3. Select the file(s) or project that you want to recover.

  4. Click Recover.

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