TFS force check in RRS feed

  • Question

  • User1259147527 posted

    Hi All,

    I need to do force check-in/undo check-in the files in TFS that are check-out or locked-out by a user who is no more work for my project.
    Here are the scenario's I came across in the middle of development, 1) User Name for a user is changed 2) Hostname of the users system changed 3) System hard drive crashed 4) The user has moved out of project or company.

    Kindly suggest the solution if any. Thanks in advance.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:52 AM


All replies

  • User37182867 posted

    You will need admin access to TFS and the ability to run command line. Here is a link to a post that explains what to do http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1690520/how-to-undo-another-user-s-checkout-in-tfs

    Also if you want to do it via GUI you can search and install TFS Power Tools. It is a Microsoft add on for TFS thats lets you do from TFS explorer.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 9:48 AM
  • User-166373564 posted


    When you want to edit a file you can open it from Solution Explorer or from Source Control Explorer. When you begin editing a file, it is automatically checked out to you.

    See: Check out and edit files

    With regards,


    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:40 AM