I have a Visual Studio project that is in VSS. The source safe database is on a network drive I have mapped on my machine. We had a network error - network was down, which I wasn't aware of, and when I opened my project, there was a message that
the source safe database couldn't be found. I accidentally choose the option to switch to an HTTP plugin. (I can't get the message box to back up again so I can't share with you the text in the box). After I realized what I had done, I wanted
to switch bindings back to the mapped drive (network now up and running) and it won't let me. I choose File->Source Control->Change Source Control...Then I click on Bind to get the Open Source Safe Database Window. There is no way to navigate
to a directory on my machine. Instead it is looking for a web service URL.
I tried starting a new project and have the same problem. It's like something has been set within Visual Studio to only all source safe database connections from a web service from now on. There must be a setting somewhere to change this.
I see quite a few people have read this question. The problem was resolved by choosing File -> Source Control -> Launch Microsoft Visual SourceSafe. After opening and then closing source safe, I can now bind to a directory instead
of a web service.
Marked as answer byMadHungarianFriday, August 17, 2012 9:41 PM
Friday, August 17, 2012 8:55 PM
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