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Did I shoot myself in the foot?

From: Lübbe TortoiseSVN <luebbe.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 09:17:01 +0200

Hi Folks,

I ran into a little problem today, which I cannot solve.

I'm working with a sparse working copy that contains some branches of our
product, like:


The featureA..C folders in my working copy have been created using the
"update to revision" function from the repository browser. Now I did
something "clever" a few days ago. I switched one of my feature branches so
that my WC layout now looks like:


The featureB branch has been finished and removed from the repository,
because was reintegrated into trunk in the mean time. So far so good. Now I
want to get rid of the featureF folder in my WC, which I don't need
anymore, and I can't find out how.

The standard "Update to revision" and "Exclude" fails with the error
"Fehler: Cannot exclude 'xxxxx': it is a switched path".

What can I do? I can't switch back, because the branch doesn't exist
anymore in the repository. And how would svn detect that I am back on the
original branch anyway? At least it does detect that I'm not on the
original branch anymore right now.

Please don't tell me to simple delete the file in Windows explorer. It
comes back with the next update ...

Shall I try to switch back to the featureB branch in a time where it still
existed in the repository?

Now, did I shoot myself in the foot? Is there anything short of recreating
my entire working copy to get rid of the featureF folder?

- Lübbe

Please help me get more space on Dropbox :)
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