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I do not get context menu, I do not see Tortoise commands when I right click.

I installed TortoiseSVN-


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migrated from May 25 '10 at 21:16

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You installed the 32 bit version, and the 64 bit versions of Windows require the 64 bit version of TortoiseSVN to work correctly.

From this page, download and install the 64-bit version, reboot the machine, and it will work.

Note that you may need both the 32-bit and the 64-bit version installed if you want to make it work with other 32-bit applications, such as Total Commander.

(On 64 bit operating systems, it is possible to install both of them alongside each other.)

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Just to explain the reason: 32-bit shell extensions do not work on 64-bit Windows, which is why the context menus do not appear. It used to be possible to open a 32-bit Explorer window in 64-bit Windows, through WOW64, but it does not seem to be possible anymore (I think after Vista/2008 SP2). – paradroid Aug 11 '10 at 13:45

I suppose you could try installing the x64 version, since your operating system is also 64-bit. The version you installed is the 32-bit version.

See the download page for the correct link.

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You need to install the 64bit version, that is why.

Get it here

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Thanks for all the feedback, really appreciate the help! Marina – Marina May 25 '10 at 0:05
@Marina, Please accept an answer, if one of them solved your problem. – gmcalab May 25 '10 at 15:15

You need the 64-bit version for it to pop up in the context menu. To get Tortoise in the Context menu from within 32-bit programs, install the 32-bit package as well. This is the official recommendation from the Tortoise team:

Note that x64 users can install both the 32 and 64-bit versions side by side. This will enable the TortoiseSVN features also for 32-bit applications.

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