How to Check TortoiseCVS Version on Windows

TortoiseCVS is a user-friendly CVS (Concurrent Versions System) client for Windows, designed to simplify version control for software development projects. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to check the current version of TortoiseCVS and update it to the latest version on a Windows system.

Checking the Current Version

Method 1: Using the TortoiseCVS Interface

  1. Right-click on any folder or desktop space in Windows Explorer.
  2. In the context menu, you should see “TortoiseCVS” options. Click on “About.”
  3. A window will appear, displaying the current version of TortoiseCVS.

Method 2: Using Command Prompt

  1. Open the Command Prompt in Windows.
  2. Type the following command and press Enter:
  1. The current version of TortoiseCVS will be displayed in the Command Prompt.

Updating TortoiseCVS

  1. To update TortoiseCVS, visit the official TortoiseCVS website:
  2. Download the latest version of TortoiseCVS that matches your system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
  3. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions. TortoiseCVS will be updated to the latest version.


By checking and updating TortoiseCVS on your Windows system, you ensure that you have the latest features and security updates for your Concurrent Versions System (CVS) version control needs. TortoiseCVS simplifies the version control process and is a valuable tool for developers and teams working on software projects.