For more information, see Permissions and groups reference.
Important You cannot nest branches; therefore, you cannot convert any folder to a branch if it either contains a branch or is contained by a branch.
But if you have a special need to branch a folder or file, you can use the following procedure to perform this task.
(For information about how to perform this task at the command prompt, see Branch Command.) Required Permissions To perform this procedure, your Check out permission and your Merge permission for the target path must be set to Allow.
Your Merge permission for the path of target branch must set to Allow.
Although you can branch a folder or file directly, we recommend that you avoid it.
The following procedure shows how you can use the graphical user interface of Visual Studio to branch a branch.