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Remote release File is empty or corrupted

dpotam Sep 26, 2018

Hello! How to explain message in Source Tree: "Remote release File is empty or corrupted".

4 answers

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Ciaran Gaffey Sep 27, 2018

I have the same problem. Cannot update Sourcetree :(

alan sparago Sep 27, 2018 • edited

I too have the same problem.  Version 2.6.10.0 on Windows 10 64 bit. When i click 'Check for Updates' i get an error dialog window saying "Remote Release File is empty or corrupted". Other than this error, Sourcetree seems to be working correctly.

Matthew Hunt Sep 28, 2018

Same issue here.

Only started a couple of days ago. Does not seem to cause any issues but is a bit annoying.

Ciaran Gaffey Sep 28, 2018

I was able to update Sourcetree by downloading the installer from the website and executing that. It appeared to just update the existing install... of course now I'm having Github authorisation issues. I can only push via the terminal :/

Peter Chapman Oct 02, 2018

I've just started getting this too, it's a bit annoying!

Arjen Vermaas Oct 02, 2018

I started getting this last Thursday.

Amir Cicak Oct 03, 2018

I am getting this too, and it is annoying.

dpotam Oct 03, 2018 • edited

I close this message box and it seems like working normal. Checkout, commit, push, merge branch are working normal.

Marc Garrido Clotet Oct 17, 2018

I had the same problem, I just download the latest version and installed it.

2 votes
Michael de Clerck Oct 07, 2018

Nearly two weeks since the report. Did Atlassian react on it in any thread ?

I aint in the mood to risk my gut on a bad git spot. 

2 votes
Shanuka Gammana Nov 14, 2018

I tried updating embedded git and it worked for me (under: Tools->Options->Git->Update Embedded Git).

1 vote
alan sparago Oct 03, 2018 • edited

This probably isn't the best solution but it worked for me... I would up uninstalling Sourcetree and re-installing it and I no longer have the issue.

This works. I also need to delete AppData/Local/Sourcetree and Atlassian folder. 

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