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I am using TortoiseSVN and I am trying to update a folder completely. However, right-clicking the folder and going "SVN update" doesn't work. It usually does. This time it says: Error Working copy locked. Please execute the 'Cleanup' command. Then I did cleanup and it says: Cleanup failed to process the following paths: In directory x. Error processing command 'modify-wcprop' in x x\y.doc is not under version control.

I am not sure why I have documents in my svn that is not under version control that some other people put in. How can I resolve this so that I can go back to my usual right-click, update to just simply update? Any recommendations are much appreciated! :) Thanks.

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If you only want to update the folder, just delete it with explorer - but not from tortoise menu!

The svn update from Tortoise will then restore the folder from svn. Local changes will be lost, however.

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How do you delete it with explorer? – O_O May 15 '11 at 10:11
Simply hit the DEL Key. – Turbo J May 15 '11 at 11:00

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