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Re: Icons showing up on non-SVN directories.

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2015 09:29:48 +0200

On 13.05.2015 21:20, Harvey Stein (BLOOMBERG/ 731 LEX) wrote:
> I'm having a problem with the icon overlays. The question mark is
> showing up on certain directories that aren't in a repository.
> I have a directory c:/Repos under which I have various subdirectories.
> Some are from checking out a directory tree from SVN and some are copied
> out from a git repository, and some are directories not under source
> control. When checking a specific historical version from one of the SVN
> trees, I inadvertently copied out a particular file to c:/Repos. This
> caused Tortoise to make a .svn file in c:/Repos, leading it to believe
> the entire directory is under SVN control. It then started putting
> question marks on all the directories that are not under source control.
> Since then I deleted the c:/Repos/.svn and rebooted. for some reason,
> the icons still think c:/Repos is under SVN control, and I still get
> question marks on all the directories that are not under source control.
> So evidently Tortoise is caching some of this info somewhere on disk,
> and it's not getting cleared out.
> Anyway to get the icons back in sync? How do I clear out the cached
> info? Do I need to uninstall and reinstall Tortoise, or is there a way
> just to clear the info?

First, make sure the overlays are really from TSVN and not some other
app (Onedrive sync status uses a very similar overlay, other tools do as

To get rid of any status cache, kill the TSVNCache.exe process from the
task manager. Or go to the settings dialog->icon overlays->status cache,
set it to "none", click ok.
Then go back to the settings dialog and set it back to "Default".


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