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GIT bash does not open

Lawrence Berman November 6, 2019

I updated to Sourcetree 3.3.4

Now the "Terminal" button does not open bash.

If I deselect "Use git bash as default" in options, then Terminal button opens a dos window.


But I want Bash....

8 answers

4 votes
Stefano C. April 16, 2020

I fixed the problem by manually updating the Embedded git. How?

  1. Download the latest version of "PortableGit" on Github
  2. Extract the content to the folder "%APPDATA%\..\Local\Atlassian\SourceTree\git_local\" and overwrite the old git version
  3. Restart SourceTree
clintalter May 18, 2020

This fixed a variety of Git integration issues for me, thanks!

Антон Попков November 20, 2020


Deleted user November 30, 2020

That worked! with sourcetree 3.3.6 it extracted git portable

4 votes
genei09 January 2, 2020

I'm on sourcetree 3.3.6 and having the same issue.  

agus_wibawantara January 16, 2020

Got same issue on 3.3.6

Bruno Ferreira January 22, 2020

my is

0 votes
Giona Imperatori July 19, 2021

Same issue on 3.3.x for me.

Installing the latest version (3.4.5) on top of my ("broken") 3.3.x worked for me without any manual copy and need to change the git settings.

It works using the system git.

0 votes
Stuart Cranston February 6, 2020

I got the same issue in 3.3.6 I downloaded 3.2.6 from the Sourcetree Archives and the Terminal started working again (using embedded git).

0 votes
Deleted user February 4, 2020

I had to download git separately and change from using the embedded git to my system git that I just installed.

0 votes
Frank Boës January 28, 2020

Switching to "Embedded Git" via "Tools > Options > Git > Git Version", saving and switching back did the job for me.

Steve December 9, 2021

Switching to Embedded worked. Switching back did not, for me.

0 votes
agus_wibawantara January 22, 2020

Looks like latest source tree version required at least git version 2.25.0

0 votes
Bruno Ferreira January 22, 2020

you save my work, thanks

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