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RE: 32-Bit installation in 64-Bit Windows 7 is now showing contextual menu

From: Robert Lewis <robert.lewis_at_imnmicrocontrol.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 13:07:55 -0700

I run Windows 7 x64 and use XYplorer as a file manager instead of Windows Explorer because it has a lot more functionality; I really dislike Windows Explorer. But XYplorer is a x32 app and neither the context menus nor the icons appear in XYplorer if the x64 version of Tortoise is used, therefore I use the 32 bit version of TortoiseSVN and it works perfectly in the x32 XYplorer.

I also installed the x64 bit version of Tortoise at the same time as the x32 bit Tortoise and both Windows Explorer and XYplorer have the correct icons and functionality working.


-----Original Message-----
From: Leo Davidson [mailto:leonudeldavidson_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2010 6:47 AM
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: 32-Bit installation in 64-Bit Windows 7 is now showing contextual menu

On 19 August 2010 14:31, Andrés More <more.andres_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Later, I realized the 32/64-bits difference and tried a 64-bit
> installation with worked like a charm.
> It would be nice to see at least an error notice about this when doing
> a wrong installation.

Maybe a warning message would be useful but it's not really an error.
There are legitimate reasons to install the 32-bit version on a 64-bit OS (usually in addition to the 64-bit version), since it enables the context menus within 32-bit apps.

(Easy example to try, the File->Open dialog in 32-bit Notepad:
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe )

(I suppose the 64-bit installer could offer both 32- and 64-bit versions, though.)


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Received on 2010-08-19 22:08:48 CEST

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