Microsoft KB Archive/934723

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Article ID: 934723

Article Last Modified on 8/23/2007


  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition


When you use OLE Automation in Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 to programmatically retrieve a specific version of a file from the history, you receive the following error message:

Error getting version for file: $/Path/FileName err=An Item with the name Path already exists


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


There are no prerequisites to install this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix replaces Visual SourceSafe 2005 build 8.0.50727.42.

Hotfix file information

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
Analyze.exe 8.0.50727.823 249,688 24-Mar-2007 10:02
Ddconv.exe 8.0.50727.823 105,304 24-Mar-2007 10:01
Ddupd.exe 8.0.50727.823 105,808 24-Mar-2007 10:01
Microsoft.VisualStudio.SourceSafe.Interop.dll 8.0.50727.823 49,152 24-Mar-2007 03:22
Microsoft.VisualStudio.SourceSafe.Interop.dll 8.0.50727.823 49,152 24-Mar-2007 03:22
Mkss.exe 8.0.50727.823 42,320 24-Mar-2007 10:00
MSDiff.dll 8.0.50727.823 468,480 24-Mar-2007 06:06
RemoteVssScc.DLL 8.0.50727.823 335,872 24-Mar-2007 06:08
Ss.exe 8.0.50727.823 418,128 24-Mar-2007 10:02
Ssadmin.exe 8.0.50727.823 136,024 24-Mar-2007 10:02
Ssapi.dll 8.0.50727.823 501,248 24-Mar-2007 06:05
Ssarc.exe 8.0.50727.823 361,808 24-Mar-2007 10:02
Ssexp.exe 8.0.50727.823 141,136 24-Mar-2007 10:01
Ssgui.dll 8.0.50727.823 1,252,864 24-Mar-2007 06:06
Ssrestor.exe 8.0.50727.823 350,040 24-Mar-2007 10:02
Ssscc.dll 8.0.50727.823 1,264,640 24-Mar-2007 07:40
SSService.exe 8.0.50727.823 329,560 24-Mar-2007 10:02
Ssxx.dll 8.0.50727.823 2,560 24-Mar-2007 06:05
VssWebService.dll 8.0.50727.823 45,056 24-Mar-2007 06:08


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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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