Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Tortoise Git Annoyance Fixes and Tips Collection

I am collecting some quick fixes that I had to do to make this work the way I want it. I am using Windows 7 64-bits these days. If you are encountering other annoyances or want to share your fixes, please feel free to ask or comment on this article.

Annoyance 1: Cannot Delete A Folder, Folder in Use

This is because tgitcache.exe is running and not releasing the folder. You can temporarily kill this program from the task manager and then you can delete the folder.

Annoyance 2: The Icon Overlay on Folders are Gone

  • If the overlay icons are showing on certain drives then it is just the setup on the Tortoise Git. Just open the settings and look under Icon Overlays section. It is likely Network or Removable Drives are not checked.
  • If that is not the case then your computer has gone over the 11 icon limit as you may likely have installed DropBox or JungleDisk or such things that take up icons. If you are brave enough and take your responsibility then here is where the icons are referenced.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers
    and then remove anything you don't need above and beyond 11 total that's allowed
Want to use the Git behind an HTTP proxy? Read this article.
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