# RE: Problem with Icon overlays

From: Carrow, Amanda R <amanda.r.carrow_at_lmco.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 11:46:23 -0400

I have my working copy on a network drive. I tried creating a working copy on my local machine and it works fine.

The problem is:
~I will be working on several large project and I need the overlays to work -I need to have my work on a backed up drive (my work pc is not backed up) to prevent loss of work.
~I also cannot commit my code until it is ready to test as it will cause interference problem with other people's code.

In short, is there any way to back up working copies or make the overlays work on a network drive?

Amanda Carrow

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 3:01 PM
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Problem with Icon overlays

Carrow, Amanda R wrote:
> Overlays did not work properly.
>
> For example, I added a new folder to the project. The folder had no
> overlay to show it had been added. When I committed the change, the
> folder still had no overlay on it.
>
> When I tried deleting folders the overlay didn't show that they had been
> deleted from the working copy.
>
> And none of the parent folders show when a change is made inside. They
> still have the green check mark on the icon, even when the content has
> been changed.
>
> The only time that the overlays look the way they should is right after

* did you reboot after upgrading?
* is your working copy on a network share? If yes, the overlays won't
update properly for some shares - only default windows shares seem to work
* check the registry entries under
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers
only 9 entries from TortoiseSVN should be listed there
(xTortoise<Status>) - if you have more entries from TSVN, delete them
and do a fresh install
* You might have to hit F5 in explorer to refresh the overlays

Stefan

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