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RE: Overlays not refreshing...

From: Jim Garrison <Jim.Garrison_at_troux.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 16:58:37 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Archer [mailto:Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 10, 2010 2:25 PM
> To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: Overlays not refreshing...
>
> > > Well. I have been living with this for quite a while.
> > > I expect there is something on my machine interfering.
> > > I have no virus software on this machine.
> > > I have excluded my dev root folder from Windows 7 indexing also.
> > > In addition I thought it might be due to having IIS vdir in my
> > dev root, so I stopped IIS.
> > >
> >
> > Use "SVN Cleanup" on the root folder, if your system is not very
> > responsive.
> >
> > I experience the same, some times the status overlay is updated
> > instantly, other times I need to issue SVN cleanup.
>
> I have a very fast system. It either goes to the correct status overlay
> right away or it doesn't. Yes, doing a clean-up usually fixes it. Also,
> drilling into the folder then back up many times fixes it.
>
> >
> > It is not a real trouble for me.
>
> As I said, it has been this way for quite a while and I do work around
> it but doing one of the above. However, it is an annoyance and I would
> like to see it resolved. So, I was hoping I could offer so help in
> trouble shooting it.

It's been this way "forever" (since at least three years ago when I started using Tortoiseon WinXP). I see it crawling the folders in question (in the debug window), and many other folders that have not changed in ages, and either it refreshes or it doesn't. I now run on Win7x64Pro on a Core i7-920 (4 cores, 8 threads) with 12GB memory. Sometimes drilling down and back up, and/or running "Cleanup", causes a refresh, sometimes it doesn't; this works less often for me than it used to. It always works OK right after a reboot, but eventually seems to get into a state where it refreshes sporadically, or stops refreshing. I've never been able to discern any pattern or causes.

I strongly suspect the problem is in the Windows shell API and out of Tortoise's control. Apart from the (sometimes) incorrect visual feedback EVERYTHING else has always worked correctly for me, so it's only a minor nuisance. "Check for modifications" is your friend :-)

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