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RE: Re: Context menu not showing for .mar files

From: Giulio Troccoli <Giulio.Troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 09:43:26 +0100

> Giulio Troccoli wrote:
> > In my working copy I have some .mar files, which are some assembly
> > files. On Windows, these appear as Microsoft Office Access Report
> > Shortcut (whatever).
> >
> > The problem is that if I right click on them I don't have the
> > TortoiseSVN menu and to delete them I have to use the CLI. Is it
> > they are, as far as Windows is concerned, shortcuts?
> If the shortcut is versioned, you should have *two* entries for TSVN
> (one for the shortcut file itself, one for the shortcut target).
> If you don't see those in the context menu, select the file, then use
> the "File" menu in the explorer - you should have the menus visible

The .mar files are versioned but they are not shortcut. They appear as
shortcuts in Windows because of their extension. So, no, I don't have
two entries.

Selecting the files and then using the "File" menu in explorer shows the
TortoiseSVN menu but this does not have the SVN Delete command and it
doesn't seem to apply to the .mar file I have selected. I mean, if I
click on SVN Show Log I get the log of the whole directory not of that

> If however you really don't see any TSVN entry for that mar file, you
> have to assign a different application than access with that filetype:
> http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/access/HA101749091033.aspx
> The problem is that Access turns those files into shortcuts, but your
> assembly files are 'garbage' shortcuts for access because they're not
> real access shortcuts.

I'm sure that if I change the application that extension is assigned to
everything would work fine. I'm also sure that there isn't much more
that TortoiseSVN could do, it's just another Windows "feature" that we
have to live with.
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