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Tortoise SVN - No overlay icons after upgrade

posted Nov 13, 2010, 10:37 AM by Victor Zakharov   [ updated Nov 13, 2010, 10:48 AM ]
Just updated my TortoiseSVN client at home from 1.6.9 to 1.6.11 and found that I can no longer use overlay icons, either in Explorer or in Total Commander (more used to the latter). It appeared as if Tortoise shell extension was not loaded. I tried a restart - same thing. Googled on it and found their FAQ (, which didn't help either.

A little more googling brought me to this page:

Simon, one of their developers, noted this was a common issue and suggested to do a repair.
Tried that, prompted to restart, and everything is working fine since then.

I remember trying an upgrade to 1.6.10 with same issues, but I did a rollback at that time.
They might have introduced some breaking changes since that version. Luckily, not so critical.