How to create an SVN repository and keep using your existing working directory

I use Tortoise SVN

Don’t use import, it doesn’t create all the .svn files. Instead…

In windows explorer, create a new folder where you want your repository to be

TortoiseSVN -> Create repository here

TortoiseSVN -> Repo-browser

Right click -> Checkout..

Aim it at your working directory

This will check out nothing, but it will create a .svn directory in your working directory

Close the repo-browser

From your working directory -> SVN Commit

It will will now add all the files to the repo!