Two people work on the project, so it has to be on the network.
The other user, who has direct SVN access, did a bunch of cleanup in SVN, finding any number of mysteriously locked files, finding in the project old zombie files returned from who knows where, links to absolute locations rather than relative locations, content missing from topics, a salad of odd problems. A functional version is back in source control, a new copy from there does generate and close as expected, but there's a lot of damage to repair. It's hard to tell how many things went wrong to get to where we are now, but this is where we are now.
Sometimes we find that folks are actually mistaken about where a project actually *IS* when you are using something like SVN or other source control systems in order to share a project. Certainly the network is the only focal point, but generally, you have what is called a "Working Folder". And that is typically a local folder on your C drive.
As you work with Source Control, the files you check in and out are copied from the network location to the local C drive where you actually edit them.
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