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?
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 comment, On 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.