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Failed to initialize the tfs api library

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Failed to initialize the tfs api library

Hello all,


Every time I launch any TestComplete project, it is giving me this error



If I click okay, then I get "Failed to initialize the TFS API library".

I don't have TFS or VS installed on this machine and I don't plan to use TFS.

So I am wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of this.


Thank you for your help in advance.

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Under Tools -> Options -> Source Control, it appears that you might have that set on at least one machine.  The attachment to source control is then stored in the MDS and/or PJS file.  


Probably the easiest way to correct this is, in the project explorer, right click on the project suite, select Source Control -> Unbind from Team Foundation Server.


If it's not on the project suite, do the same for the Project file itself.

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Thank you so much for your quick reply.


Unfortunately, I can't unbind it from TFS since the options are grayed out but I did switch the Source Control from TFS to SCC API Providers Plugin Under Tools -> Options -> Source Control and that stopped the errors from occurring.


I am not sure if this is a permanent solution, but I think it will do for now.

Thank you again!

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