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add a local git repo in SourceTree

Hi. I have a local workspace with some projects, sincronized with a remote git repo. ¿How to add the existing working copy (git local repository) to SourceTree?

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Lots of ways! :)

  1. Drag & drop the folder from Finder into the Bookmarks window to add it to your bookmarks
  2. Drag & drop the folder onto your dock icon
  3. File > Open (Cmd-O) and browse to the path
  4. Click 'Add Repository' on the bookmarks window, select the 'Add Working Copy' tab and browse to the local repo

Paul Wehr I'm New Here Jul 29, 2021

I was confused for a while (neophyte!) I wanted to add the hidden .git directory or one of the sub files/directories but it was the parent directory where the .git file was located.

All is good to go after migrating to a newer computer. Thanks for the direction and hints.

Yeah, very intuitive. I could find the way just five after doing the question. Thanks!.

Hello,
I have a problem with local repo: if I add a repository with "Add Working Copy" it seems to be ok, SourceTree tells me that it a git repository, but when I open it I have this error: "'git status' failed with code 128:'fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git".

What can I do?

The check when you provide a path to add as a working copy is actually quite rudimentary, it just checks for the presence of the .git folder. If git is failing when it's added and *real* git commands start being called on it, that means that the .git folder is a red herring and that it really isn't a git repo after all.

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