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SVN error “access to '.../!svn/act/{guid}' forbidden"

posted Sep 16, 2013, 1:27 PM by Victor Zakharov   [ updated Sep 16, 2013, 1:30 PM ]
Client: Tortoise SVN 1.7.13 x64 on Windows 7.
Server: VisualSVN 2.1.3 Standard Edition

Issue: After a brand new checkout, developer is getting this error on commit:

Commit Failed (details below): Error Access to '/svn/.../!svn/act/{guid}' forbidden

Problem: Letter case of the repository path specified for checkout must match actual repository path on the SVN server.


Workaround: Grant "Admin" permissions to the user, then commit works. This was not an option in our case.

Resolution: Navigate to VisualSVN server, right click on the folder in question, and use "Copy URL to Clipboard" option.
This way the path is captured with proper casing. Use the captured URL for checkout.

Reference: StackOverflow.