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Vista Bug

From: Jonathan White <killermonkey01_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 00:59:34 -0500


Recently I was having a hell of a time trying to delete a working copy on my
computer. I was running Tortoise SVN when this happened, but it also
affected RapidSVN.

The problem is with Vista and its VirtualStore. Since my repository was in
the Program Files directory Vista was making backup/alternate copies of what
I was doing with SVN and placing them in the VirtualStore
(C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files)

When I went to delete the files from Program Files and try to add a new
working copy of the same name, it would fail everytime because it was still
located in the VirtualStore. Tortoise kept looking at the virtualstore for
the .svn folders and disregarded the actual folders in the real Program
Files. I am not sure how you can tell if you are looking at a VirtualStore,
but a preference should be made to files that actually exist instead of in
the virtual copy.

Thanks! At least put this in a FAQ... What to do if you can't recreate a
working copy in Vista!

Jonathan White
Hampton, NH
"Live Free or Die"
Received on 2008-02-19 07:11:03 CET

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