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  • Writer's pictureNoor Darfur

How to install Tortoise Subversion (TortoiseSVN)


The objective of this blog will be to provide you a simple how-to-guide on installing and configuring Tortoise Subversion and gaining access to the TortoiseSVN repository.

What is it?

TortoiseSVN is a subversion client that’s implemented in Windows Shell Extension. TortoiseSVN is used for software versioning and revision control distributed as a free software under GNU General Public Release. Software developers utilize TortoiseSVN to store current and historical versions such as source code or webpages.

1. Download TortoiseSVN here.

2. Double click on the installer to run, click RUN.

3. You will see the Welcome to the TortoiseSVN wizard, click NEXT.

4. Carefully review the End-User Agreement, click NEXT.

5. Select a location to install TortoiseSVN and what features you want

installed, Click NEXT.

6. Click INSTALL.

7. After Tortoise SVN has successfully installed, click FINISH.

8. RESTART your computer.

9. Upon successfully login, I will need to do an SVN checkout. This will allow me to retrieve a working copy of the repository.

10. Go to the root directory and right-click on the whitespace. Select new and click FOLDER.

11. Name the folder SUBVERSION and press ENTER on your keyboard.

12. Open the subversion folder, right-click on the whitespace and click SVN


13. Verify the following information:

a. URL of Repository

b. Checkout Directory

c. Checkout Depth

d. Revision

14. Click OK.

15. Authenticate to retrieve and access the repository:

16. Click the checkbox to SAVE AUTHENTICATION.

17. Click OK.

18. You will now see the repository populate within your Subversion folder located in your root directory.

19. Once the retrieval of the TortoiseSVN repository is successful, click OK and you’re good to go!

This concludes my how-to-guide. If I have missed anything or if you have any suggestions, please reach out.

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