Microsoft KB Archive/924702
Article ID: 924702
Article Last Modified on 11/15/2007
- Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 Standard Edition
After you change the file type of the latest version of a file to the UTF8 file type in Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005, you cannot compare the latest version of the file to any earlier versions of that file. Additionally, if you try to compare the latest version of the file to any earlier versions of that file, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Note This problem occurs after you upgrade from Visual SourceSafe 6.0d to Visual SourceSafe 2005.
After you upgrade from Visual SourceSafe 6.0d to Visual SourceSafe 2005, all file types that are in check-in histories in VSS Explorer are the ANSI/SBCS file type. If you use VSS Explorer to change the file type of the latest version of a file to the UTF8 file type, the file types of all earlier versions of that file are changed from the ANSI/SBCS file type to the Binary file type. After the file types of all earlier versions of that file are changed to the Binary file type, you cannot compare the latest version of a file to any earlier versions of that file.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
|File name||File version||File size||Date||Time||Platform|
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
After you apply this hotfix, all earlier versions of a file are changed to the same file type as the latest version of the file. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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