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Unretrievable file

From: Bill Herring <bill.herring_at_rock7mobile.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 12:09:05 +0100

I have a problem that began when I mistakenly attempted to switch a file to an older tagged version. It instead converted my file into a folder containing the whole of the older tagged project. I tried to switch back but it would say “can’t replace a folder from within”. I was advised to delete it and then update my working copy in order to restore my file and SVN back to a happy state. However this didn’t work. The situation now is that if I attempt almost any operation in the directory that contained the myOriginalFile, it tells me “the . . path (i.e. the directory ) is locked, use Cleanup”. But if I try to use Cleanup it says “error processing entry for myOriginalFile.c, myOriginalFile.c is already under version control”.
What can I do to get back to normality? I’m prepared to throw away the original file and start again with a new name but I just can’t seem to make SVN forget about it? Please help.

Bill Herring
YellowbrickTracking/Rock 7 Mobile.
Received on 2011-06-09 13:09:49 CEST

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