Reverting to an Older Version of a File

Developers occasionally need to undo changes that have already been checked in. Going back to a specific file revision in TortoiseCVS is easy:

  1. Right-click on the file and select CVS → History to bring up the History Dialog.

  2. Right-click on the revision you need and choose the "Save this revision as..." option.

  3. When the Save As dialog appears, do not click the "Save" button; instead, double-click on the file's name in the directory listing.

  4. Answer "Yes" when TortoiseCVS prompts you to overwrite the file.