TFS does not allow you to move work items from one team project to another from GUI or any command line (power tools). This has to be done by alter the TFS database directly.

Why you want to move work items from one to another team project? Maybe due to one of the following reasons:

  • You changed your project template from one to another (i.e., from Agile to Scrum) and want to keep using the existing work items…more steps involving to do the template change
  • You restructured your projects and there is a need to move some of the existing work items to another project
  • You use some epic projects to manage work items between projects

Before the move, there are few things to consider and prepare:

Change the WorkItemsLatest table from TFS_<TeamCollection> database