TortoiseSVN Unable to openan ra_local session to URL win XP


I'm trying to use svn through svnTortoise on a windows xp machine. Its just me, just trying to do it in house. On my laptop I installed tortoise and everything works great. Then I came to my desktop and installed svnTortoise and tried it. But this time I get these errors.

Checkout from file://F:/repos/mav_admin, revision HEAD, Fully recursive, Externals included
Unable to open an ra_local session to URL
Unable to open repository 'file://f:/repos/mav_admin'

I've tried for local repositories, or the same repositories that my laptop was using… nothing seems to work. Any ideas?

Anytime I try to import or checkout on my desktop I get the above error, but not when I use my laptop. My laptop is running Vista… (didn't want to pay to downgrade…) and my desktop computer is a 64-bit computer… but I'm running 32-bit XP.

Tortoise Info is

TortoiseSVN 1.6.0, Build 15855 - 32 Bit , 2009/03/21 12:36:36
Subversion 1.6.0, 
apr 1.3.3
apr-utils 1.3.4
neon 0.28.4
OpenSSL 0.9.8j 07 Jan 2009
zlib 1.2.3

Best Solution

You need a third '/' before the drive letter: