Using VSS 2005 for projects of more private character, I’ve been annoyed completely by VSS’s notion of creating it’s own “root-folder” (<projectname>.root) in projects in VSS. The consequence is that there is not a 1:1 match between VSS and your harddisk. And this is really a thing that is nice to have when managing projects.
Luckily it can be quite easy disabled (after having googled the matter!):
You need to go into registry and change this key:
Change the value 0 –> 1.
You do not need to restart anything. VSS will pick it up next time you add a solution to it.