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Team Foundation Server allows you to see who has what file checked out at any time.  If you would like to see a list of files that any TFS User has checked out, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Visual Studio 2008 > Click File > Source Control > Find In Source Control > Status
  2. Select "Display all checked out" or "Display files checked out to" (to filter changes by user)
  3. Hit Find
The screenshots below show the type of results you should expect.  Another great way to get this info is by using Team Foundation Sidekicks. If you go this route, you will be able to export the results to a spreadsheet to make them easier to work with. I had to use this the other day to generate a list of all files that were checked out by multiple users. It was easy to work with the data once I got it in Excel.  If you prefer getting these results from the command line, you can use the tf status command in the Visual Studio 2008 command prompt as another option to view pending changes by TFS Users.







Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:13 PM | Back to top


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Readers should be aware that the "Find in Source Control" option is only available if you've installed Team Foundation Server Power Tools. When installing, make sure the "Visual Studio Integration" option is selected.

VS/TFS 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=FBD14EEA-781F-45A1-8C46-9F6BA2F68BF0&displaylang=en

VS/TFS 2010: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/c255a1e4-04ba-4f68-8f4e-cd473d6b971f

Note that you can't install the Windows shell extensions for both versions at the same time.
Left by Bill on Jan 19, 2011 3:07 PM

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Thanks Bill! Was trying to figure out why I didn't have the option in VS.
Left by Hutch on Jul 05, 2011 8:07 AM

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Or you can open the Source Control Explorer, right click on your'e project and select "Find in Source Control" --> "Status", and follow the instructions above.
Think this option is available without the Power Tools installed.
Left by Rune on Oct 14, 2011 9:25 AM

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Thank you Bill! Your comment was really helpful to figure out the solution.
Left by Steve on May 10, 2012 5:32 PM

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Thanks Bill!!! Worked great after installing 2008 power tools from the link you provided.
Left by Mike Jones on Dec 13, 2012 10:50 AM

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I did not find the "Find in Source Control" --> in VS2010, i have not installed the Power Tools, can we install Power tool now after the VS installation.
Left by Satya on Dec 20, 2012 4:10 AM

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