TFS Tip: Viewing all files checked out to a specific person

If you ever want to know what files are checked out to a specific person (under one folder, branch, team project, or your entire collection), this is what you need:

You need to install Team Foundation Power Tools, you can then go to any folder in Source Control Explorer and right-click -> “Find in Source Control” -> Status -> Select “All Checked out” or “Display files checked out to”.  You have to enter the username in domain\user format.

About esteban

Esteban is the Founder and Chief Technologist at Nebbia Technology, an ALM consulting and Azure-powered technology company. He is a software developer with a passion for ALM, TFS, Azure, and software development best practices. Esteban is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and ALM Ranger, Pluralsight author, and the president of ONETUG (Orlando .NET User Group).

4 thoughts on “Who needs a version control system?

  1. Julio

    Hi Esteban, really a very interesting and post, I think that use version control is a must and the points that you exposes are very clearly, I only want add that version control is a basic Step to begin with any software methodology like Scrum, and if you use tfs you have a really complete tool to help you in all the proccess to build software.


  2. Ganesh kulpe


    I want to marge two branch with change set only from shell scripting. If you have any idea or script please provide me .


  3. Neil W

    I use TFS 2015 cu3 and was attempting to create a code branch programmatically using the RESTAPI, but surprisingly and frustratingly, it’s not supported from what I could see. I came across your powershell script and it works beautifully.
    Can you believe your script is still being used 6 years later?

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