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Re: Error "Could not start diff viewer!" when editing Subversion configuration files

From: Ben Voris <ben.voris_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:23:20 -0800

Ben Voris wrote:
> When I open TortoiseSVN Settings and press the Edit button for
> Subversion configuration files, I get the error:
> Could not start diff viewer!
> The system cannot find the path specified.

Fixed the error message to "could not start text viewer" in revision 12174.

> Also, is there any way to control what program is run when the [Edit]
> button does work? If possible, I'd rather not use Notepad.
> Any ideas?

it's the default text viewer that gets started (the one associated with
*.txt files). If that association is not registered properly, you'll get
the error you mentioned.


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First, sorry about the email formatting.  The email I received was presented 
as a txt file attachment and I copied and pasted it above.
Second, thanks.  It isn't quite as simple as the application associated with 
.txt files, but you gave me the clue I needed to fix the problem.
I had Textpad associated with .txt files on both systems.  If I 
double-clicked on a .txt file, Textpad would open the file.  However, I 
noted that, from some Microsoft applications, like Outlook Express, .txt 
files were opened with Notepad.  This lead me to discover that I had 
associated Textpad with .txt using the Explorer's "Open with" -> "Always use 
the selected program to open this kind of file" method.  This leaves behind 
traces of Notepad.  Why this would be an issue, I don't know.  But, when 
restored the association of .txt with Notepad and then used the Windows 
Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types -> Advanced to associate 
Textpad with .txt files, I got what I wanted. 
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