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Re: Moving files between folders in repo-browser; revision history lost?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 09:04:56 +0100

On 30.01.2010 05:31, Andrew Cushen wrote:
> Hi-
> I am using TortoiseSVN, and the VisualSVN add-in for Visual Studio. After
> reading the manual, I realized that our folder structure was not optimal.
> Instead of having a setup like:
> App1
> --branches
> --tags
> --trunk
> We instead have a format like this:
> branches
> --app1
> --app2
> Tags
> --app1
> --app2
> etc. We are looking to move to the first structure, above, where each app
> has its own folder and the branches/tags/trunk folders are beneath each
> app's folder.
> Looking at the manual, it appeared that we could simply create the new
> folders in the Repo-browser, then move the contents of the folders from the
> old folders to the new folders by dragging them in the Repo-browser, and
> keep our revision history. Unfortunately, it appears that this is not the
> case. The history of the files in the new folders only goes back as far as
> the move into the new folders.
> So, I have 2 questions: first, what is the correct way to do a move like I
> outlined above, and, second, is there any way to fix the missing history on
> the files we moved?

The history is not lost. There's a checkbox in the log dialog "stop on
copy/rename". Make sure it isn't checked and you'll see the full history.
If that doesn't work, clear the log cache (settings dialog, saved data,
hit the 'clear' button).


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