git vcs on dropbox folders

Hi all, I am using the combination GIT + SourceTree to version control a C++ project located on a dropbox folder. I code from 2 different computers The problem I am having is the following: When I commit/sync my project on Computer1, the dropbox folder on computer2 updates, as expected, all the files on the tracked folder. However, sourcetree in computer 2 reports a lot of working copy changes, even though it is the same updated project as in computer 1. I guess it is detected changes in the file metadata? When selecting the files in Sourcetree, it cannot display any changes in the files How can I stop that to happen? Thanks

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We really don't advise putting git repositories in a dropbox folder, the syncing of the internal repo data is fraught with issues. You should just use push/pull to distribute changes.

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