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sldShellExtServer.exe is causing TortoiseSVN to hang.

Question asked by Scott Stanford on Oct 21, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 5, 2016 by Alllll Akkkk

We use SVN to back up our documents, and recently it appears that the SolidWorks process "sldShellExtServer.exe" is causing commits to hang.  I understand that this process helps create the thumbnails, and can be somewhat CPU intensive.  Here's the info dump when I have to shut down the TortoiseSVN commit:


  A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:    AppHangXProcB1
  Application Name:    TortoiseProc.exe
  Application Version:
  Application Timestamp:    4e935126
  Hang Signature:    241f
   Hang Type:    64
  Waiting on Application Name:    sldShellExtServer.exe
  Waiting on Application Version:
  OS Version:    6.1.7601.
  Locale ID:    1033
  Additional Hang Signature 1:    241f645b44023b2ad35ff56c2ff2b6a6
   Additional Hang Signature 2:    901f
  Additional Hang Signature 3:    901f201820843874b6706d26c0d1dd42
  Additional Hang Signature 4:    241f
  Additional Hang Signature 5:    241f645b44023b2ad35ff56c2ff2b6a6
   Additional Hang Signature 6:    901f
  Additional Hang Signature 7:    901f201820843874b6706d26c0d1dd42


I'd prefer to leave the thumbnails enabled (they're helpful in visually tracking down files).  Are there methods to alleviate the CPU strain (if that indeed is the issue)?  Or do I need to shut down this process, and if so, is there a simple way to do so (and how do I turn it back on)?  (I gather it runs independently from SolidWorks, so just quitting SW won't work.)