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Re: Overlay icons all over desktop after Windows Update

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 15:43:06 +0000

2008/11/16 TK Soh <teekaysoh_at_gmail.com>:
> I am the developer of TortoiseHg, where we began incorporating
> TortoiseOverlays.dll 1.0.4 in TortoiseHg 1.5, so we can share overlay
> icons with TortoiseSVN 1.5.x.
>
> Recently one of our users has reported, after rebooting from a Windows
> update to his XP system, the overlay icons began to show up on all of
> his desktop icons.
>
> Despite all attempts to rid his system of TortoiseOverlays, he was
> unable to remove the overlay icons. Here are some screen shots of his
> desktop showing the overlay icons after various 'clean-up' attempts:
>
> http://www.tedpavlic.com/examples/tksoh/
>
> The user has no other Tortoise clients installed on his system.
>
> The clean-up attempts include (all attempts followed by reboot as
> required):
> - several install-uninstall of TortoiseHg
> - uninstalling TortoiseOverlays.msi via Add/Remove Programs window.
> - manually remove all references to Tortoise in his registry
> - manually remove C:\Program Files\Common Files\TortoiseOverlays, and
> ensure no other installation existed on the system.
>
> Here's link to the mailing list archive of the thread ([Tortoisehg-
> discuss] Overlay icons all over desktop after Windows Update), if
> anyone is interested:
>
> https://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=4901D84E.5080300%40tedpavlic.com&forum_name=tortoisehg-discuss
>
> Appreciate if anyone can offer some clues on how to resolve this
> problem. Thanks.

Try this thread:

http://groups.google.co.uk/group/tortoisesvn/browse_thread/thread/4241399e71182c8b

Simon

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