If you have locked a file, you should unlock it when you are done modifying it. Other users can modify the file while you have it locked, but they cannot commit a locked file until you unlock the file or unless they steal the lock from you. To help prevent file conflicts and make sure that everyone on your team has the most current version of the file, you should unlock and commit the file when you are finished working on it.
See Locking a File—Subversion for more information on locking files and stealing locks.
In the Source Control Explorer or File List, select the relevant file(s).
Open a file.
- Do one of the following, depending on the part of the user interface you are using:
Ribbon Select the Source Control ribbon. In the File section select Unlock.
- Right-Click In the File List, right-click the files you want to unlock and select Source Control > Unlock.
- Local Toolbar In the File List, select the file(s) you want to unlock. In the local toolbar of the File List, click , then select Unlock.
- Source Control Explorer Right-click the files you want to unlock and select Unlock.
The Unlock dialog opens. The selected files are listed with check boxes next to them.
- Make sure to select the check box next to each file you want to unlock so it contains a check mark.
- Click Unlock.