When I used older version of Tortoise HG it allowed me to use the character ':' in branch names.
Now our repository is quite large with lots of branch names containing the character ':'
I updated to the latest version of TortoiseHG (2.6) and now whenever I try to update the work space to the head of any branch that has the character ':' in the name this error occurs:
"abort: ':' cannot be used in a name"
not sure how to work around this, its preventing us from getting any code out of the repository.