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Running Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 6.0d on Windows 7
August 12, 2009

After installing SourceSafe 6.0d on Windows 7, SourceSafe was unable to create folders and write files when executing the "Get Latest Version" command. A work-around for this issue is to enable SourceSafe to run under the Administrator account.

To run SourceSafe as an administrator, right-click the desktop icon. Go to the Compatibility tab. Check "Run this program as an administrator.

When you launch SourceSafe, you'll get the UAC (User Account Control) dialog, but it will work.

Keywords: SourceSafe, Windows 7, Source Code Control, Administrator, UAC, User Account Control

Reader Comments

TracyAre you able to "Get Latest" from Visual Studio without issue? Thanks!
 December 9, 2011
Response from Eric Bergman-TerrellSince I switched to subversion a long time ago, I don't know if Visual Studio 2010 continues to support SourceSafe.

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