> Also, I've read that there is a limit to the number of shell overlays
> that can be installed (and have them all working) -- did you install any
> additional overlays recently? (I have no idea how to check that).
I believe this is a very good guess!
Jack, did you the FAQ:
Geez, too bad I could only remember where I read about it after
writing all the "Windows black magic guesswork" :P I was saying...
I believe this is a very good guess! I've never seem this (yet ;)
on XP, but I remember having problems related to this in both
NT4 and Win2k. Unfortunately I have no luck finding about it now...
You could try lowering your desktop color depth to 16bit.
If it's not enough, delete your icon cache.
If it's still not enough, reinstall Tortoise with this color depth.
> > Third party tools that repair what exactly?
> I don't know. It was just an idea off the top of my head.
I'm certain Torsten said that for the lack of some more specific
information, but generally speaking we could say "the icon cache" ;-)
As the TortoiseCVS FAQ gently puts it: the Windows icon cache is a buggy be=
Virtually every "Windows optimizer" has some option for "fixing" it.
> I'm also not completely convinced that the uninstall/reinstall was comple=
> since after reinstalling I noticed that my ignored files list in preferen=
> was left intact. Yes, that is by design. The ignored file list is stored =
> the .cvsignore file in your home directory, and the installer does not
> remove that file (since it did not create it).
You could check that the folders of the icon themes were removed, so
we could (almost) rule out the corruption of the icons...
> Do you know if TortoiseSVN does its overlay icons the same way TortoiseCV=
> does? Probably. Installing icon overlay handlers is well documented by
And TortoiseSVN was started-off on TortoiseCVS, right?
> If Windows was messed up how could one work but not the other? I have no
> idea, but stranger things have been known to happen.
Haiku time :P
Yesterday it worked
Today it is not working
Windows is like that.