TFS: Delete Folder without a Workspace

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Sorry about this title, but actually you cannot delete a source controlled folder without assigning first a workspace, BUT, but you can avoid wasting disk space avoiding to recursively download all the files in that folder, so it’s what I think you want to do, and then here’s the steps:

  1. Open the “Developer Command Prompt for VS2013”
  2. Go to the workspace folder where you have the folder you want to get without recursively get all the items
  3. run the command “tf get <folder path>” without the /recursive switch

TF will get only the first level content of the <folder path>, then you can go back on visual studio team explorer, delete the folder and checkin the changes 🙂

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