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I use the file system based repositories primarily and having to go into explorer, get the path, feed it through a text transformer to change the \ to /, then add in the file:/// in a text box that isn't big enough seems like way more steps than necessary.
We recommend not to use file:/// based repositories as those don’t allow the full power of subversion (and it breaks the failsafe atomic commit support if you use network paths).
That said, we use the .Net Uri class to parse the uris and those automatically convert paths like ‘C:\repository’ to ‘file:///C:/repository’; for you. (so while it is not a documented feature it is pretty easy to paste local paths)
so then the feature is already there?