# Re: Problem with Icon overlays

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 12:05:12 -0400

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 11:46, Carrow, Amanda R
<amanda.r.carrow_at_lmco.com> wrote:
> I have my working copy on a network drive. I tried creating a working copy on my local machine and it works fine.
>
> The problem is:
> ~I will be working on several large project and I need the overlays to work

IMO, overlays are a convenience more than anything else. I can get my
work done without them updating in realtime. I usually have an idea of
what I've been working on and what I haven't been.

> -I need to have my work on a backed up drive (my work pc is not backed up) to prevent loss of work.

Commit early, commit often.

> ~I also cannot commit my code until it is ready to test as it will cause interference problem with other people's code.

Then you should be working on a private branch which, when you're
ready to test, you merge back to trunk. This allows you to commit
frequently without impacting anyone else's work.

> In short, is there any way to back up working copies or make the overlays work on a network drive?

To back up a WC, just copy it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 3:01 PM
> To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Problem with Icon overlays
>
> 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 didn'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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