Working Copy Locked


I'm developing a web using subversion as version control, but got "working directory locked" error message

Here's the story:

I have


  • Windows XP Pro
  • VisualSVN 2.5.2
  • Tortoise SVN 1.7.3


  • Windows XP Home
  • Tortoise SVN 1.7.3

I have create repository on PC-A using VisualSVN.

From PC-B, I Checkout http:\\PC-A:81\svn\test\trunk to D:\xampp\htdocs\test-lalala.

From PC-A, I also checkout http:\\PC-A:81\svn\test\trunk to D:\xampp\htdocs\test-lalala.

I Create a post-commit hooks running my-post-commit.bat file so when I commit to http:\\PC-A:81\svn\test\trunk, folder D:\xampp\htdocs\test-lalalaon PC-A will updated, so other people can see the result.

"C:\Program Files\VisualSVN Server\bin\svn.exe" update "D:\xampp\htdocs\test-lalala" --username myusername --password mypassword --config-dir "C:\Program Files\VisualSVN Server\conf" 

On PC-B, Create index.php file, and commit. When I commit, I get this error message

error message

On PC-A, I try to right-click on D:\xampp\htdocs\test-lalala TortoiseSVN > CleanUp, and check "cleanup working copy status" and "Include externals" (checked by default). Try to add file and commit, but still got the same error message.

I try to look for lock file on .svn folder but there are no lock file. I also try to delete working copy on PC-A D:\xampp\htdocs\test-lalala and checkout again, but when I commit, still got the same error message.

How to solve this error message? So when I commit, the folder will updated automatically ?

Best Solution

Every time I get a Working copy locked error I run a "Clean up". After that everything is back to normal.

On the command line you can execute svn cleanup which also removes lock files.

Note: Perform this operation on one level up directory and that should resolve most of the times.

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