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SVN drag-n-drop Windows7 to WindowsXP (shortnames stick)

From: Mike Lesher <mlesher_at_investedge.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 08:14:41 -0700 (PDT)

Experienced a recent issue with Tortoise SVN when utilizing the drop-n-drop functionality from a Windows7 64-bit server to a Windows XP ((Version 2002) - Service Pack 3) via a mapped drive. After the entire contents of the folder were dropped into the destination drive and finally copied over (via Windows Explorer), one of the fifty-seven (57) files appears on the destination server with a Windows shortname, rather than the longname as appeared in SVN.

We found a Microsoft recommended fix for eliminating shortnames from being created on Windows XP as a potential workaround,

[How to Disable Automatic Short File Name Generation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/210638 ],

however are curious to how fifty-six (56) of the fifty-seven (57) files were copied successfully using the longname file convention and one file remained with the shortname conventions in place.

This is very hard to recreate, however it did occur and has happened more than once using this tool.


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Received on 2010-06-07 18:11:06 CEST

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