Loading or unloading repository workspaces

When you load a repository workspace, the contents of that workspace are copied into your sandbox. You can unload a sandbox if you no longer need local copies of the project. While creating a new repository workspace, you can choose the components that you want to load to the repository workspace.

Before you begin

Before loading a repository workspace, you need to add the required components to the repository workspace.

About this task

You can use the Load option to load the repository workspace. The Load As option is particularly useful when you want to load specific components and when you want to change the location of your sandbox and the folder or file name.


  1. In the Team Artifacts window or the Pending Changes window, right-click a repository workspace and click Load.
    You can also load from the Repository Files window.
  2. In Load Repository Workspace wizard, click Browse to select the file area in your Windows explorer.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Select the components or folders that you want to load and complete the wizard.
    If you select the Load the selected components as root folders check box, the selected components will be loaded as root folders. If the files are already loaded, you will be asked to overwrite.


The repository workspace files are loaded to your sandbox. To unload a repository workspace, right-click the repository workspace and click Unload.