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VSSConverter Command-Line Utility for Source Control Migration

The VSSConverter command-line utility is used to analyze Visual SourceSafe databases for migration to Team Foundation source control, and to migrate Visual SourceSafe databases to Team Foundation source control.

The VSSConverter.exe is located in <drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE and is also available through the Visual Studio 2005 Command Prompt.


The VSS Converter requires Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 or a later version to run.

The following global options are available to all VSSConverter commands.

Option Description

/?, /h, /help

Display help.

In This Section

Analyze Command (VSSConverter)

Describes the VSSConverter analyze command syntax and usage.

Migrate Command (VSSConverter)

Describes the VSSConverter migrate command syntax and usage.

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