Howto resolve “svn: Working copy ‘[directory]’ is missing or not locked”

Short version that worked for me: Delete the local copy if contains no new changes.
Longer version: I saw the svn error and a quick search on the Internet landed me on this page. Paul Bissex certainly encountered a bigger problem than I did. Thanks to him for the tip.

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5 thoughts on “Howto resolve “svn: Working copy ‘[directory]’ is missing or not locked”

  1. I just wanted to add that I was using SVN ver 1.114 and I was doing the in place import described in the SVN faq, and got this error. What it was is that when I was reverting the dirs that I did not want included in the repo (images ect…) I forgot to add the -R option to make the command recursive.
    So what I did was
    $svn add --force images
    svn revert -R images

    and it worked fine. the moral is to remember to use that Recursive option.

    JOsh

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