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Move Dialog Box (Explorer)

Visual Studio 2005

Relocates the selected subproject from one parent project to another. You must have the Add/Rename/Delete project right in the project receiving the subproject, and the Destroy project right in the originating parent project. The path to the subproject is redefined by the move operation. For example, if the project TOOLMANAGER exists under $/JOE, and you move it to $/APPS, its new full name is $/APPS/TOOLMANAGER.

You cannot move individual files using this dialog box. To move a file, you must share it with the new parent project, and then delete the file from the original project. The history of the file is retained.

Dialog Box Access

In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, on the File menu, click Move.


Moves the selected project to the new location.


Specifies the path of the parent project to which you want to move the subproject.


The Move command does not rename the moved project or change project contents or history. It does affect the histories of the old and new parent projects.

After you move a project, you cannot reconstruct an old version of its original parent project. Using the example of the TOOLMANAGER project, any attempt to use the Get Latest Version command recursively to retrieve a version of $/JOE that existed before you moved the TOOLMANAGER project generates a warning that TOOLMANAGER has been moved and is unavailable.

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