How can I retrieve specific files from TFS?


  • I work in a dev shop that uses TFS. I need to grab some .config files buried in a project directory. So far the best approach I have seen is to call tf.exe, but, I can't figure out how to retrieve the actual files. My goal is to write a little wrapper to pull the files to my local machine so I can add them to a deployment package.
    Thursday, June 21, 2012 8:19 PM


  • First you will probably find things easier with the TFS PowerShell snapin from the TFS PowerToys (it isn't included in the default install, you need to select from a custom install).

    Then load into a 32bit instance of PowerShell with:

    Add-PSSnapin 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.PowerShell'


    gcm -noun tfs*

    to see a list of cmdlets it provides.

    You can use Get-TFsItemProperty to examine individual source control items and Update-TfsWorkspace to add them to your wokspace (and thus get locally).

    Richard J Cox

    Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:14 AM