HI, I'm having a problem creating a new repository. When I hit create this error pops up. pleaseHelp

Screenshot 2017-06-26 13.17.08.pngScreenshot 2017-06-26 13.15.41.png

3 answers

Finally figured this one out... I gave up months ago my first go around, but gave this another go.  So, in windows, you make folders when you want to put stuff into it.  Sourcetree app does not allow you to create a repo in an existing folder - it has to make it itself.  Super counter-intuitive design by having a windows "browse" button to find your folder AND no instruction on what it's looking for on the page.  It's looking for a root folder AND you have to type in the final non-existant folder you want it to go into.  It's at least a 3 year old problem that hasn't been fixed according to the internet.  Made by programmers for programmers, not for the average weekend warrior.

0 votes

Hi Jerry! Have you checked if that directory it's empty? You won't be able to clone a repo if the destination path already contains some data. Alternatively, you can create a new folder and try to clone it there. Can you let us know if this worked for you? 

If you're still having trouble, please remember to provide the SourceTree version and OS you're using.

Best regards,

Ana

Hello, I am having this exact same problem. Yes I have checked that the directory is empty, I have deleted the directory and created a new empty one with all different names at least three times. 

I have also tried the method above of using an empty root folder and letting source tree create another folder within that folder but still I get the same error regardless.

How can I simply create a new repository from source tree by clicking on the "Create" button and filling in the details below the heading "Create a repository"? This should be very straightforward.

I am using Source Tree Version 2.11.1.0 with Windows.

Please help.

Ok further to the above I have discovered a little more information.

So if I uncheck "Create Repository On Account" the error changes from red to blue and it now asks if I wish to continue and create a repository in this folder. If I click yes it works. I have tested this without "Create Repository On Account" checked an it works even if the folder isn't empty in this case.

This certainly seems like a bug. 

So to clarify my question, how can I simply create a new repository from source tree by clicking on the "Create" button and filling in the details below the heading "Create a repository" and also use the "Create Repository On Account" feature at the same time?

Yes I have remote access all set up and working.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Oct 23, 2018 in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: configure your repos for hosting goodness!

Supported Platforms macOS Windows We recently introduced support for additional hosting services such as GitHub Enterprise, GitLab (Cloud, Community Edition, Enterprise Edition), and...

970 views 4 2
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you