Today I noticed a few files on my Ubuntu and Mac machines that seem to be missing in the Mercurial working directory on my Windows machine.
I'm using Mercurial to keep a folder synchronized between several machines.
Whenever anyone improves any of the files in that folder or adds more files into that folder, I want every one of these machines to be updated with the new and improved files.
I did a "push" and a "pull" and an "update" on every laptop to synchronize them with the server (and a "update" on the server), and I checked that the working directory was "clean". So I expected every sub-folder in the working directory to at least have the same number of files on every machine. But what I see is that the Mac and Ubuntu have a dozen files in one particular sub-folder in their working directory -- so apparently Mercurial successfully updated the new files when they were added to one of those machines and copied those new files to the other machine -- but the Windows machine has only 3 files in that sub-folder.
In the Window 7 file manager "Folder Options >> View", I have "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" enabled.
- On the Ubuntu 14 server, I'm using TortoiseHg.
- On the Ubuntu 14 laptop, I'm using TortoiseHg.
- On the Mac OS X laptop, I'm using SourceTree.
- On the Windows 7 laptop, I had an older version of TortoiseHg and recently upgraded TortoiseHg to version 3.5.2.
- The repository itself was initially created in 2012 on a machine that was repurposed and its hard drives wiped a few years ago. (It was probably running Windows XP).
What should I do to write a good bug report about this "missing files" problem I'm seeing?