TortoiseSVN – Missing icon overlays in Windows Explorer

After checking out the SVN repository, i found that the TortoiseSVN icon overlay does not work.

1. First, make sure you have enabled overlay icon set for Fixed drives as follow.
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2. If that doesn’t fixed the problem, probably the reason is because of the limited number of overlay types. For Vista 32-bit, it could support 15 overlay types, whereas Windows 7 64-bit only supports 11.
 

3. A workaround is to delete some overlay icons and this could be done by open the Windows Registry.
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4. Go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  - SOFTWARE
    - Microsoft
      - Windows
        - CurrentVersion
          - Explorer
            - ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers

 

5. I find that there are a few entries for SugarSync. I deleted them and retain only 9 overlay icons.
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6. Reboot and check!

Done =)

Reference: Craig Buckler – How to Fix Missing TortoiseSVN File Status Icons in Windows

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3 thoughts on “TortoiseSVN – Missing icon overlays in Windows Explorer”

  1. Man… wish I had read your post before I tried all the other solutions. Thank you for taking the time to write this down, I think this is going to get more common given all cloud storage solutions out there now taking up those slots.

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