# Re: Problem with Icon overlays

From: Stefan KÃ¼ng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 21:00:51 +0200

Carrow, Amanda R wrote:
> Overlays did not work properly.
>
> For example, I added a new folder to the project. The folder had no
> overlay to show it had been added. When I committed the change, the
> folder still had no overlay on it.
>
> When I tried deleting folders the overlay didnâ€™t show that they had been
> deleted from the working copy.
>
> And none of the parent folders show when a change is made inside. They
> still have the green check mark on the icon, even when the content has
> been changed.
>
> The only time that the overlays look the way they should is right after

* did you reboot after upgrading?
* is your working copy on a network share? If yes, the overlays won't
update properly for some shares - only default windows shares seem to work
* check the registry entries under
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers
only 9 entries from TortoiseSVN should be listed there
(xTortoise<Status>) - if you have more entries from TSVN, delete them
and do a fresh install
* You might have to hit F5 in explorer to refresh the overlays

Stefan

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