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RE: TortoiseSVN - Issues when working in a sub-dir within a WC - "svn: warning: W155007: '.' is not a working copy"

From: <javier.jarava_at_rsa.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 03:23:32 -0500

Hi, Stefan…

UAC is not enabled in the machine – Company policy.

Attached you can find a zip file with the PROCMON .pml trace of the activity of the svn.exe command while performing the following actions:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

>svn st
svn: warning: W155007: '.' is not a working copy

>cd ..

>svn st

>cd SIEM_Pliego

>svn st


To get to that directory, I did WIN+R, opened the folder directly and from there I did ctrl-M to get a command prompt (thanks to your incredibly useful StEx).

As you can see in the attached screenshot, the folder is *not* showing the proper TSVN shell commands. I have to “click” to the root SVN CO folder (C:\WORKDOCS\DOCS_jaravj\PROJ\SVN_CO_Tort) to get the proper behavior… Sometimes though it’s enough to get “up” one or two levels to get the proper behavior working…

Hope this helps.

Best Regards


On 23.11.2011 17:37, javier dot jarava at rsa dot com wrote:
> Hi, Stefan.
> My user is part of the Administrators group, so I do have full access to
> the folder.

No, you don't necessarily. Vista introduced reduced access for Admins
and the UAC dialogs.

> In any case, if it was some kind of permissions issue, why would things
> change just by “climbing” up and down the checkout folder tree?
> I’ve attached a screen capture to show what I mean…

Repeating myself:
Please get the procmon tool from here:
and filter for 'svn.exe' and then try to repeat the problem with the CL
Maybe the log shows something like access problems which might give a
hint what could be wrong here.

A video doesn't help at all.


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