You may run into this error message while trying to add a project to Team Foundation Server:
This item cannot be added because its destination path is cloaked.
The reason you are getting this message is that the parent folder in TFS is not recursively mapping the folders. In order to solve it, you can make parent folder “Recursive“. Here are the steps for Visual Studio 2013:
- Right click the parent node in TFS
- Click the “Advanced“
- Click “Remove Mapping“
- Check the box, “Recursive“
- Click “Change” button
- In “Consolidate Mappings” window, click “Yes”
- In the next window (“Newly mapped items will not be downloaded until you execute a get. Do you want to get $/[PARENT PATH] now?”), click “No”
5 thoughts on “Solved: “This item cannot be added because its destination path is cloaked.””
Great, this fully solved my issue!
Good job. It helped me
Thanks for the valuable tips. It saved my day.
This is not a solution. The parent folder has TONS of crap I don’t want to download.