How to completely remove / uninstall SourceTree 2.x and install 1.9 ? Edited

Sorry if this has been asked / answered already.

I did a little bit of googling and didn't find a proper answer.


Windows 10

What I did:

1. Installed version 2.x.

2. Regret I installed it.

3. Want to get rid of it.


When trying to install 1.9 (instead of 2.x) I get installer message saying that I've got a later / newer version installed.

What I've tried so far

- I've uninstalled the 2.x version with ccleaner

- Tried to remove all sourcetree* files from boot drive, but still the same issue


Maybe there is something left in registry or somewhere else.

Any help is appreciated!


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v2.x does not unintiall v1.x as they use completely different installers and locations.

The message you are getting from the 1.9 installer sounds like the 1.9 installer has found a later version of 1.9 installed, it doesn't recognize the 2.x installations. Although it would be worth posting up a screenshot of the dialog to be clear about that.

Check you
a) don't have an existing install in c:\program files (x86)\atlassian\sourcetree
b) try using the last 1.9.x installer ,

hi, installer seems to work OK. I can install the 1.9 version using that installer. This wasn't the case with SourceTreeSetup_1.9.9.20 installer which I tried earlied.

However, after tries to update itself when it opens, I get the same errors:

....actually, now that I took another look at version numbers, I think the update box only shows older version... being the latest one...

and the linked version you gave me is for so I guess it is a later version.

I don't care if there is a newer version or not, this version seems to be working, so I think I'm good with this version, until 2.x gets a little bit better UI / UX.



Its troubling in installation, uninstallation and especially in using the tool for checkin-checkout flow.

Worst tool I have ever seen so far in 15 years of experience.

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