Total Commander and TortoiseCVS

The popular Total Commander™ (previously known as Windows Commander) file manager also works with TortoiseCVS. We recommend that you go into the options menu and configure the right mouse button for Windows standard operation.

By default, Total Commander does not display overlay icons and custom columns. You can, however, install the third-party plugin ShellDetails™ from to get this feature.

You need to tell ShellDetails which folders it should be active for: Open the file: c:\WINDOWS\ShellDetails.ini and insert the following two lines, where dir_1 is the location of your sandbox:


Finally, inside Total Commander go to ConfigurationOptionsDisplay and select the check box Show overlay icons, e.g. for links.