Since VS2012, we no longer get the excluded file list field when we try to add files to TFS.
In Previous versions we could change the filter in thee beginning of the item adding process.
Well, now there’s a different way to do it.
If you want to build an exclusion list that differ then TFS default, allyou have to do is add .tfignore file to your local folder.
the file affects recoursively, and you can override it by other .tfignore files in sub folders.
How to build your ignore file – here.
With your custom ignore file, you can be sure your settings are saved for the next time you’ll use add items.