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Re: No Context menu after upgrade to 1.2.4, but overlay icons

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-10-20 10:23:20 CEST

Leon Zandman wrote:
>>So the cause of the problem must be
>>some problematic registry settings
> I expect the real cause for your problem lies in a problematic
> install/uninstall cycle. All the registry keys that are required for
> integrating the TSVN shell extensions are created by the MSI installer.
> These registry settings reside inside a so-called Windows Installer
> component. The way this works is that only the first time a Windows
> Installer component is installed it actually gets written to the system.
> The second, third etc. time it is installed only a reference count is
> incremented, nothing is actually written to the system. The same applies
> to uninstall. When a component is uninstalled its reference count is
> decremented until it reaches zero. Only then it is really removed from
> the system.
> Somewhere along the way the reference count for TSVN's shell extension
> component was probably messed up, so Windows Installer thought the
> registry settings where installed, whereas in reality they weren't. This
> explains why multiple installs/uninstalls failed to solve the problem:
> they only increased/decreased the reference count, but never actually
> installed the registry keys.

Try uninstalling TortoiseSVN (and there may be multiple copies in
Add/Remove programs), reboot, install 1.2.4, reboot.


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