TortoiseSVN is actually a pretty damn good Windows subversion client that neatly integrates itself within the Window shell.
The tortoiseSVN question for today is how to I get a clean copy of one of my projects under subversion, in other words how do I get a folder with all that extra hidden SVN gunk of .svn folders and files?
First, locate the folder you wish to get a clean copy of. Next, right-click on the folder and browse down on the TortoiseSVN context menu until you reach the Export menu function.
Clicking this will launch a dialog asking you to select a folder to export to. Once you’ve done that, the system will begin copying over your working copy folder to the newly specified folder, sans all that extra SVN junk.