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Re: Problem with Overlay Icons

From: Robert Roessler <robertr_at_rftp.com>
Date: 2007-05-14 23:55:30 CEST

Joe Mather wrote:
> I've encountered a problem with the overlay icons: they only appear in every
> other Windows login session.
> When I boot up and login to Windows, there are no Tortoise overlay icons in
> Explorer. If I logout of Windows, then back in, the icons appear. If I
> relogin again, the icons are gone. If I relogin yet again, the icons
> appear. This pattern continues. If I reboot the computer, the pattern
> starts at the beginning (no icons).
> My configuration: Win XP Home SP2, Tortoise SVN V1.4.3.8645, all check-out
> folders are on a TrueCrypt volume on my local hard drive.
> I've already tried the recommendations on the website: rebuilding icons,
> changing Max Cached Icons to 2048, reinstalling Tortoise and running
> ClearInstall.exe in-between, etc. None of those resolved the problem
> The problem started when I upgraded to the latest version of Tortoise.
> Before then, I believe I was running V1.4.1.7992, but I'm not certain.
> I'm not subscribed to the mailing list, so please reply to me directly in
> addition to the list.
> Thanks in advance for any help or advice.

One obvious set of questions here would be:

When does the TC drive get mounted?

Might there be an issue with the TSVNCache process checking the TC
drive BEFORE it is mounted, seeing garbage there, and ignoring it
until the next time it gets started?

And, not that you are (because it would be a bad idea), but if you are
"auto-mounting" the TC drive, perhaps there is a funny timing
relationship between that happening and the TSVNCache process doing
the above check?

Robert Roessler

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Received on Mon May 14 23:55:44 2007

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