How to Unlock a File in Team Foundation Server


We've all been in the situation before when a developer goes away for a long weekend (usually leaving on Thursday) and they forget to check in a file and ensure the solution builds.  Here is how to deal with that in TFS.  Unlock the file according to the instructions found here:


http://blogs.msdn.com/rimuri/archive/2006/03/06/544686.aspx


The gist is that running this command will unlock the file:


tf undo /workspace:TheirWorkspace;DOMAIN\TheirUserAccount $/path/to/file


To get a list of workspaces run this:


tf workspaces /owner:DOMAIN\TheirUserAccount /computer:*

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