How to ignore specific directory to not include during Get sources in TFS


I have an Automation Build definition in TFS which points to the main build (Central repo).

When I run the Automation build in TFS, though the Clean is set to false, during Get Source the build redownloads all the files again from the central repo and fails due to server times out because of the size.

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I want to ignore a directory from Central repo to Automation Build during Get Sources process, is there any way to do it? or I don’t know if there is a way to stop redownloading again when the Clean is set to false.

I don’t want to delete the directory from the Centrol repo because it is a dependency, while in Automation build I am handling that dependency

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