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Can I delete vssscc files in visual studio community 2017? RRS feed

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  • Hello.

    So I was checking what is the point to check in vssscc, as far as I understand these files are important for older versions of visual studio, but now seems not to be useful anymore.

    On my tfs, I can see that these files are not edited since 2015, so... is it safe to delete them if I have last version of visual studio?

    Thanks in advance.

    Monday, April 9, 2018 10:07 PM

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  • Hi Leonardo,

    Looking at previous postings like https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/9920911d-1a7e-4ada-90cd-b1b910586cf4/why-do-you-need-the-vspscc-and-vssscc-files?forum=tfsgeneral indicate that others are indeed excluding these from their repositories so likely you could do the same.  Take a look at the final post on the link provided for how to do this in TFS.

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    Monday, April 9, 2018 10:38 PM
  • Hey, thanks for your reply.

    But if you check that answer, probably was valid on 2005 (13 years ago...) That's a Lot of water under the bridge... that's why I said "these files are important for older versions of visual studio, but now seems not to be useful anymore.".

    I need somebody to confirm that in current version of visual studio these files are useless.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 3:24 AM
  • >>Can I delete vssscc files in visual studio community 2017?

    The answer to your question is no.

    The .vssscc file is source code control file for software developed with VS, usually it exists when you are sing TFS, it contains information such as version number, file path, and the number of nested projects.

     

    Regards,

    Fletcher


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    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:35 AM
  • Please note: The final answer in the above mentioned post is recent. Please recheck the date as it was "Monday, June 12, 2017 7:43 PM" and shows how to set exclusions.
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:59 AM
  • Hi Ing. Leonardo Fucci,

    Actually the .vssscc/.vspscc file is referred to as the solution/project hint file. It has entries to help keep the solution/project in sync with source control.

    If you don't use any source control tool like TFS/VSTS, I mean that you just want to develop or run it in your VS IDE, you could remove them from your solution.

    Best Regards,

    Jack


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    Monday, April 23, 2018 9:16 AM
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