How can I programatically determine if I am using embedded git in sourcetree?

Is there a way to determine if a windows user is using embedded or system git in sourcetree by examining a config file or running any commands in a terminal? I am aware of how to determine this by looking in Tools-> Options -> Git. However, this does not meet the needs of our shop as several of the custom git hooks we use are just incompatible with the embedded git. We have a tool that will detect incorrect configuration issues in most of our applications and I would like to be able to check to see if someone is using embedded git.

Are there any config files that show if it is enabled or not? The closest thing I can figure out is looking for the git_local folder but once its been enabled this folder is present even if the user switches back to using system git.

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ok found it. In %APPDATA%\local\Atlassian\Sourcetree.exe_hashHere\versionNum\user.config there is a line:

<setting name="GitWhichOne" serializeAs="String">
<value>1</value>

which has a 1 for system git and 0 for embedded

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Tip from the team: configuring Git or Mercurial in Sourcetree

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