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Changes not seen


When I go to back up work in SourceTree, I keep getting 'Nothing to commit', and thus can not back up my work. I have backed up this project before, so at point it could see changes as expected. I don't believe anything is different now.

EDIT: For clarity, I Know that I have made changes. 

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Feb 28, 2020

Hi @EngiJbell,

Welcome to Atlassian Community.

Have you made any changes to your repository? If you get "Nothing to commit" it is an indication that you have not made any changes to the repository since the last time you made a commit. 

But I know that I have. 

Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Mar 04, 2020

Are you using gitignore?

Yes. However, I am certain I have made lots of changes outside of the .gitignore scope. 

Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Mar 05, 2020

Git should report any changes you made if you run git status. If it does not show any changes, it will not push anything to the remote repository. You can test that by just adding a new file to the repository and then run git status

I tried that. Made changes just for the sake of making changes... no changes detected. 

Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Mar 11, 2020

Okay, so if Git is not detecting any changes it sounds like something is up with your repository. Do you see the .git directory on the root level of your repository? Are you making changes in a directory that is being ignored by your gitignore file?

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