Finding Checked Out Files in TFS

There may be an easier way, but this was a quick way to find ALL the checked out files in TFS, something I needed so I could make sure no one from the data team had anything checked out prior to some consolidation/maintenance. The “Developer Command Prompt for VS2012” resolves to C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0 on my machine. Change the output file location to something that makes sense for you:

tf status $/ /USER:* /recursive >C:ANDYcheckedoutfiles.txt

If you just need a files for a single user try this;, I used it to get a start on the minor tweak above, and there are a bunch of other switches for tfs.exe, the ones for status can be found here:

I managed, just, to resist the urge to figure out the query instead.

Will come in handy I’m sure, the biggest thing we found was SSIS projects checked out when someone needed to change a parameter before running.