How to get SourceTree to stop making 'false' changes to files?

I found about 2 or 3 of the same question on google, one from this site, but I can't find the answer I'm looking for. I've had this problem with SourceTree since my company started using it, it'll say in uncommitted changes that I've made changes to files when I haven't even touched that file, sometimes EVER in the history of that file's creation.

I'm setting a new branch up on a new computer and it has a ridiculous amount of 'changed' files. Normally I just discard changes I haven't made before I commit, but holy geez, when I say a lot, I mean A LOTTTTT. With the amount that it is it's going to start getting really annoying going through and remembering which files I touched and which I didn't.

Can anyone give a simplified-ey-ish answer on how to get this to stop? I can't start marking files as ignored because I honestly don't know if I would ever need to make a change and how to reverse it. (SourceTree knowledge on a scale of 1-10 about a 1.2)

Help?

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It is probable that the changes are white-space only (line endings, if there are different OSes modifying files).

See if this helps: http://git-scm.com/book/ch7-1.html#Formatting-and-Whitespace

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