Hi there,

Firstly, I am not subscribed to this mailing list so would appreciate being explicitly CC'd in any responses. :-)

When I attempted to update my repository, I received the following update:

Error: The working copy database at 'D:\Work\SVN\trunk' is corrupt.  
Error: Try a 'Cleanup'. If that doesn't work you need to do a fresh checkout.  

When I attempted a cleanup, I received the following message:

Subversion Exception!
Subversion encountered a serious problem.
Please take the time to report this on the Subversion mailing list
with as much information as possible about what
you were trying to do.
But please first search the mailing list archives for the error message
to avoid reporting the same problem repeatedly.
You can find the mailing list archives at

Subversion reported the following
(you can copy the content of this dialog
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In file
 line 227: assertion failed (svn_dirent_is_absolute(dir_abspath))

Cleanup failed to process the following paths:
The working copy database at 'D:\Work\SVN\trunk' is corrupt.
Try a 'Cleanup'. If that doesn't work you need to do a fresh checkout.

My version information is:
TortoiseSVN 1.9.4, Build 27285 - 64 Bit , 2016/04/24 13:59:58
Subversion 1.9.4, -release
apr 1.5.2
apr-util 1.5.4
serf 1.3.8
OpenSSL 1.0.2g  1 Mar 2016
zlib 1.2.8
SQLite 3.12.1

I am running Windows 10 v1511 (OS Build 10586.601).

Our SVN server (VisualSVN Server) is running SVN 1.7.6 (r1370777)

I did try to search the archives for similar problems but received a 403 from Google when I attempted it.

If you require any further information, please let me know directly.

Kind regards, Dan Atkinson