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Re: side-by-side error

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:35:04 +0200

On 10.09.2009 07:02, psyops wrote:
> OK finally fixed it. I figure I would do a reply on this just in case some
> poor bastard runs into a simular thing.
> So here's the deal, I VS 2010 beta installed and removed it which I believe
> contributed to the screwed up state I was in.
> It turns out that that my manifest file was completely empty. Reinstalling
> the redist service packs wouldn't rewrite the manifest. So I went to my
> Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0/VC/Redist found the manifest information I need
> to copy and paste into the empty manifest.....well after trying to save you
> will get an error....not allowed
> Man....and I was sooo close....so now i needed full access to this folder
> so:
> cd c:\windows\winsxs [ take u to this folder ]
> takeown /A /F *.* /r [ take ownership ]
> icacls * /grant Administrators:(F) /t /c [ give u full access to it ]
> Now I was able to copy the manifest info into this empty manifest and save
> it....ran TortoiseSVN worked like a charm!
> Btw.....be very careful messing around in Winsxs folder......I spent awhile
> on this issue to make sure I knew exactly what I was copying into and why.
> You should create a full backup of your computer before you even start
> trying this.

Thanks for posting your solution!


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