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RE: A file that doesn't exist is locked

From: Poutre, Patrice <PPoutre_at_SatoriSoftware.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 16:22:35 +0000

Thanks. I tried that, but the file isn't locked in the revision that it was deleted in. Not sure what to try next.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2016 5:33 AM
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: A file that doesn't exist is 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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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.
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