How to display TortoiseSVN overlay icon in Total Commander?

TortoiseSVN overlay icons are little icons over files and folders in Windows Explorer to indicate their status in your Subversion repository. How to can I get these little icons to show up in my favorite file browser Total Commander?

nguyen's answer

TortoiseSVN is a popular source change management system. Not only developers but normal users can use this software to control their files versions (history). It seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Windows so you can do any SVN actions (commit, update, …) on files from Windows Explorer or Windows applications via context-menu. And the most useful function, in my thought, is overlay icon. TortoiseSVN overlay icons allow users to easily know what source files or folders have been change. These overlay icons is displayed on all Windows programs by default.

Total Commander is also a popular program. Total Commander allows you to control your files and folders like NC for DOS. It means you file browsers is separate into two panels. By default, it does not display TortoiseSVN overlay icons for files and folders. But you can easily turn this option on by following below steps. This tutorial is done with Total Commander version 7.57.


Step 1. In your Total Commander windows, click on Configuration on menu bar and then choose Options…



Step 2. In the Configuration screen, click on Icons then click on checkbox near Show overlay icons, e.g. for links to check it.



Step 3. Click OK to apply it. Then you will see the overlay icons that you want to show.



P/S: Follow rop‘s commentOn Windows 64-bit, Total Commander will enable “Show overlay icons” by default after installation. But the Tortoise icons were not showing. To make it working, you should disable it & clicking OK, then re-enabling it. That’s all.



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20 comments on “How to display TortoiseSVN overlay icon in Total Commander?
  1. Tiger says:

    So easy but not easy to find, — thanks for this article

  2. webaschtl says:

    some years later, similar problems: no icons in TC, but in Windows10/64, too…

    Too many entries in this section of the registry.
    Solution: deleting unnecessary items or moving “up” the Tortoise-Icons via spaces …

  3. Palko says:

    Very helpful article!!! Many thanks!!

  4. Wolfgang says:

    great article, solved my problem. Many thanks!

  5. Netwing says:

    Great article – solved my problem quickly and easily. Many thanks!

  6. Huseyin says:

    Nice, worked for me!
    ty for the tips

  7. wawasik says:

    Can’t install this plugin. I’ve got message some dlls are missing. :(

  8. Dina says:

    Thanks for this tips

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  12. KWHJ says:

    Hi nguyen, So easy to forget! It one of those many little tweaks you probably do only a few times in your live. For these typical cases we do have WWW. This tutorial counts for TC-(x64)-8.01 also.

  13. nguyen says:

    I’ve checked and found no problem with my services. And also tried to find out your email to change setting but can not find. Please give me your email if possible!

  14. rop says:

    After new Win64 installation, my tortoise icons were not showing.
    and turned out the checkbox “Show overlay icons” was already checked (by default installation) in Total commander.

    However, disabling it & clicking OK, then re-enabling it fixed it :)
    Thanks for help!

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