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How to: Rename a File or Project

Visual Studio 2005

Visual SourceSafe allows you to edit the name of a file or project while retaining its history. If a file is shared by multiple projects and it is renamed, it will be renamed in all the projects. However, if any of the share links have been broken by the Branch command, branched versions of the file are not renamed. The Paths tab shows how the name has changed in different branched versions. You must have the Add/Rename/Delete access right to use the Rename command.

To rename a file or project:

  1. In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, select the item to rename.

  2. On the File menu, click Rename.

  3. Type the new name for the item, and press ENTER when finished.

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