See What Other Users Have Checked Out in TFS

There are lots of good reasons why you might want to identify which files are checked out by your fellow TFS users. Maybe you’re going to merge a branch and want to make sure everybody’s changes get included. Or perhaps an intern has gone back to school. Regardless of the reason, and whether you’re looking for all users or a specific user, it’s very easy to do!

If you’re a point-and-clickster, and you like working within the friendly confines of the Visual Studio IDE, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a menu option. Note this menu option is installed with the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Power Tools, available from the Visual Studio Gallery.

  1. File > Source Control > Find in Source Control > Status…
  2. Find

But don’t fret if you’re a command-line purist, either. Microsoft’s got you covered with the tf status command. Here are some sample usages:

c:\tfs\tf status /user:*
c:\tfs\tf status /user:dave
c:\tfs\tf status c:\SomeOtherDir /recursive