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August 13, 2009 / kiranpatils

svn: Can’t create tunnel: The system cannot find the path specified.

We are using CruiseControl.NET for continuous integration. I must say really great tool!

We have configured a server where CruiseControl runs and our repository is on Tortoise SVN and it uses SVN+SSH. When we start our “ccnet.exe” it was giving us error like this “svn: Can’t create tunnel: The system cannot find the path specified.”

We really got confused as the message says the system can’t find the file specified But which file?? 😦

After struggling a lot we found the solution..Here it is:

SVN_SSH Environment Variable value was like this[Won’t Work]:

C:\Program Files\Putty\bin\plink.exe

It should be like this [Will work]:

C:\\Program Files\\Putty\\bin\\plink.exe


C:/Program Files/Putty/bin/plink.exe

That’s it!!

If you are new and don’t know how to access Environment Variables see this:


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  1. Loganathan / Mar 26 2010 12:59 pm

    Thanks…. This was really helpful….

  2. polakam / Dec 13 2010 1:39 am

    Thank you vey much. This is really helpful. I am able to browse my VPS SVN repository now using TortoiseSVN client.

  3. Purushotham / Oct 4 2011 5:11 pm

    Hi ,

    The simple thing to fix this issue is just go to svn setting , right clink on desktop and then go to settings or start menu svn and settings and then go to network and add the plink.exx path at SSH client .”C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TortoisePlink.exe”.

    That’s it, now you are good to go.


  4. sumanta / Jan 31 2012 9:49 am

    from where this location will appear.
    C:\\Program Files\\Putty\\bin\\plink.exe
    do we need to install anything else more

  5. kiranpatils / Jul 5 2012 12:30 pm
  6. wymiana walut online / Feb 9 2015 1:10 am

    It’s difficult to find well-informed people on this subject, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about!

    • kiranpatils / Feb 25 2015 6:49 pm

      Thanks for the nice words!


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