How to disable opening my home folder at startup?

Jan S. I'm New Here Oct 27, 2017

Every time I start Sourcetree it opens a tab for my home folder. This tab requires 10 seconds to load (and my system disk is a SSD and everything is in the file cache!). 


During that time SourceTree is nearly unusable.

If I close the tab and restart SourceTree the home folder tab is there again.


How to I permanently disable this annoying home folder tab!?


BTW: Opening the home folder (not the document folder) is totally useless on Windows. 


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Hi Jan Peter, is it possible that your Home directory became a repository by mistake?

To check this, go to your home directory and check if there's a ".git" folder (it will be hidden). You just need to delete the .git folder and Home shouldn't show up in Sourcetree anymore. 

Let us know if this fixed your issue!



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Jan S. I'm New Here Oct 30, 2017

No there is no .git folder in my home directory (all hidden and system files are shown). Only a .hg directory but that only contains the global "hgrc" file, "sourcetreeconfig" and "thgstatus".

Anyway from my perspective this looks like a hard-coded behavior as it is opened every time even if I close the tab before restarting Sourcetree.


Anyway I am not satisfied with Sourcetree. It often hangs, shows the waiting spinner or similar problems so that I have to kill the Sourcetree process. It looks like Sourcetree has severe problems with Windows 10 and/or .Net 4.7 or my system config.


Additionally it has problems with the git authentication (putty key) which works perfectly in command-line git as well as TortoiseGit. As I only need Sourcetree for Git this is a big problem (for HG TortoiseHg is way better than SourceTree - faster and easier to use). 

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