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Re: TortoiseSVN Right-click options don't display under Windows 7 explorer when inside a "Library"

From: Robert Roessler <robertr_at_rftp.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:46:03 -0800

Barneck, Jared wrote:
> I have Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate.
>
> I am using TortoiseSVN and I just make sure I had the latest version today.
>
> TortoiseSVN 1.6.7, Build 18415 - 64 Bit , 2010/01/22 17:55:06
>...
> Windows 7 (maybe Vista too, I sort of never used Vista enough to know)
> has a new feature in Windows Explorer called Libraries.
>
> When I right-click on the whitespace inside Windows Explorerer in a
> folder when opened by going through the “Libraries” feature, the SVN
> options don’t show up.
>
> If I got up one folder level, I can right-click on the folder itself and
> it works.
>
> Or I can go in to the folder a different way (not using the Libraries
> feature) and right-click on whitespace and it works.

This has been covered previously... but the general idea is that Win7's
"Libraries" are synthetic views of multiple folders made to *appear* as
a single folder.

Since they *aren't* actually a folder, there isn't a real file system
path - which makes life hard for a number of app types that expect to
deal with file system paths... like Shell Extensions - like TSVN. ;)

Individual *files* as well as *folders* within libraries still have
paths, and there is even the concept of a "default folder for adding
files" - which can allow some apps to still pretend that all is normal
with libraries - but they are definitely different animals.

So no, this isn't a bug with either TSVN or Win7 - just a fact of life.

Robert Roessler

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