Fix slow or freezing explorer after TortoiseSVN installation in Windows

By neokrates, written on November 13, 2010

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After Installation of TortoiseSVN, Windows Explorer becomes slow, often freezes, takes minutes to refresh? Remember, that TortoiseSVN integrates into explorer, thus it actually talks to the svn server any time you happen to open the directory. Don’t want that? Switch it off!

Works for:

✔ TortoiseSVN Clinet for Windows version 1.6.8

✔ Windows XP

Should also work for:

✔ most TortoiseSVN Clients on most Windows platforms

1

Open „Icon Overlays” dialog

  • Open explorer
  • Right mouse click -> TortoiseSvn -> Settings
  • Choose “Icon Overlays”

2

Disable status update

Stop TortoiseSvn from automatic status request for all files against the server.
Make sure it looks like on the screenshot –>

  • Status cache = none
  • All checkboxes are disabled

 
That’s it, hope it helps as it helped me :)

P.S. There may be more places to turn things off. Let me know if something else needs to be done.

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One Response to “Fix slow or freezing explorer after TortoiseSVN installation in Windows”

  1. foo says:

    Worked – thanks.  Didn’t have to disable TortoiseSVN context menu all together.

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