Cannot install SourceTree latest: The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)

I am trying to install SourceTree to my windws 7 64-bit machine but could not succeed. FileNotFoundException is being shown while it is trying to "Verify Application Requirements" and then popped up as "Application could not be started. Contact the application vendor."

Would highly appreciate if someone can point out the real cause and possible solutions for the issue. I have installed .NET Framework 4.5 using both SourceTree installer as well as standalone installer.

Thanks in advance!

Windows : 6.1.7601.65536 (Win32NT)
Common Language Runtime : 4.0.30319.17929
System.Deployment.dll : 4.0.30319.17929 built by: FX45RTMREL
clr.dll : 4.0.30319.17929 built by: FX45RTMREL
dfdll.dll : 4.0.30319.17929 built by: FX45RTMREL
dfshim.dll : 4.0.41209.0 (Main.041209-0000)

Deployment url :

Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
* Activation of resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
+ The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)

No transaction error was detected.

There were no warnings during this operation.

* [5/6/2013 11:01:20 AM] : Activation of has started.

Following errors were detected during this operation.
* [5/6/2013 11:01:20 AM] System.IO.FileNotFoundException
- The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002)
- Source: System.Deployment
- Stack trace:
at System.Deployment.Internal.Isolation.IsolationInterop.GetUserStore(UInt32 Flags, IntPtr hToken, Guid& riid)
at System.Deployment.Application.ComponentStore..ctor(ComponentStoreType storeType, SubscriptionStore subStore)
at System.Deployment.Application.SubscriptionStore..ctor(String deployPath, String tempPath, ComponentStoreType storeType)
at System.Deployment.Application.SubscriptionStore.get_CurrentUser()
at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl)
at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)

No transaction information is available.

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Yeah I think Atlassian has come up with a much stable installer with all the dependencies packaged together- so it installs like butter smooth. No more dreaded FileNotFoundExceprtion!


So please use the latest installer.

Did you find resolution on this? I am running into the same issue. My deployment had previously worked but now it's not and the same error is being generated (file not found). Could this be tied to a security setting?

The installer system has completely changed since this issue was raised, have you downloaded the latest from to install?

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