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Clone UI fails to parse URL with "Error: System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: ..."

Just installed SourceTree on Win7.

When I try to clone, I see a complaint below the URL:

Repository type ? This is not a valid source path / URL

The Details button shows me this:

Command: git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false ls-remote
Error: System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified

 Seems like a SourceTree bug, not a problem with the URL to me. Any idea how I can fix it ? 





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minnsey Atlassian Team Dec 08, 2017


Is that the full error message?

I'd be tempted to say it cannot find git, but are other repos working OK?

You can check the git settings in Tools/Options/Git tab

That's the whole message, and (having cloned from the command line) SourceTree can now push & pull happily. That seems to suggest that it can find git for other purposes.

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