How to convert a Visual Studio 2010 Branch back to a Folder

Visual Studio 2010 extends the concept of a folder as a “first-class” branch and introduces the tools to convert folders to first-class branches to enable exciting new Branch Visualization and Tracking Changes features. For reference, please see and

Source Control Explorer context menu and toolbar have the button to convert a folder to a branch but not one for converting a branch back to a folder. You can find that functionality from the main menu under File > Source Control > Branching and Merging. Note that Reparent is also available there.



Comments (5)

  1. Christine Lipfert says:

    Thank you!  This saved me some time.

  2. Sudesh says:

    Thanks. The information here helped.

  3. Sai Prasad says:

    This helped me a lot. Thanks for the support.

  4. Guest says:

    This really helped me a lot and saved my time …!!

  5. javerson says:

    Is there any way to restrict someone to convert the branch to the folder?

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