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Re: Missing Icon Overlays

From: Stefan KŁng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 10:13:06 +0100

Donald H Locker wrote:
> LIkely a Windoze Explorer or Registry problem, but this is particular to
> TSVN, so ...
> No Icon overlays show on any svn-controlled files or directories. Bummer.
> Scenario - replaced motherboard and had to re-install Windoze 2KSP2 on
> machine. Using "Windows Classic" theme and menus etc. Icons in the
> left-hand panel of the Windows Explorer windows didn't show the correct
> svn status overlays. (They did before the MSWin re-install.) But the
> right-hand side of the window did show correct status overlays. I did a
> TortoiseProc.exe /command:rebuildiconcache but to no avail.
> I de-selected the "Folders" on the Explorer bar to change to single-pane
> view, and _all_ icon overlays disappeared. Re-electing "Folders" again
> didn't correct that; now no icons have overlays at all. I uninstalled
> and reinstalled TSVN (1.4.6; 11467) to no avail. Reran the
> rebuildiconcache, again to no effect.
> Any other suggestions? I started looking through the registry,
> (comparing anything with tortoise to a functioning machine that has XP)
> but don't want to muddle thing further.

I suggest the following approach:
* uninstall TSVN
* reboot (important step, don't leave this out)
* install TSVN again

if that doesn't work, check the registry keys under

You should see seven entries there named 1TortoiseSVN-7TortoiseSVN (or
something similar named after TSVN). If you don't have those there, the
installation was not successful.

If however you have more than 12 entries in there (not necessarily from
TSVN), then you have too many icon overlay handlers installed and TSVN
simply doesn't get a slot from the system.


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