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Re: A file that doesn't exist is locked

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2016 14:33:08 +0200

On 30.09.2016 18:56, Poutre, Patrice wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to delete an old project through the repo browser. There are
> only folders left in the project, but when I try to delete them, I get a
> message stating that I do not own the lock on a particular file. When I
> browse to the location of that file, it isn’t there. I don’t know how
> many of these “invisible” files there are at this location.
> The user ‘kpalmer’ no longer works here, but she had the same problem.
> She could not delete the project or any of the “invisible” files because
> they were locked.

This is a known problem with subversion.
There's a python script that can help you prevent this situation in the

As for how you can recover from this now:
* Find the revision the files was removed
* open the repo browser, click the "HEAD" button and enter that revision
* select the file in the repo browser, right-click and remove the lock


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