File locked in another workspace – Team Foundation server , DevOps

Scenario: sometimes items are locked in abandoned workspaces in Team foundation server, DevOps

Solution: In this case you need to remove the abandoned workpsaces from the DevOps server/Collections and below are the steps to resolve

  1. Run the command prompt on visual studio server ‘Developer command prompt for VS2015’
  2. Run the below command “tf workspaces /computer:* /owner:*” to check the workspaces and owner user ids
  3. if you find the workspace present in the list
  4. Then log in with the same user in the team services and click on manage workspaces
  5. click on remote workspaces
  6. Remove the workspace that locked the items (It will unlock all the locked items)

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