How to disable updates for sourcetree?

I'd like to disable automatic updates for sourcetree and stop the frequent messages that popup. I  found this solution, but it doesn't work for me, I dont have the same files this is referencing.


I am using version There is a config file located here:



that may contain the configuration item to turn off the updates?


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Hi Joe! You should be able to disable updates by navigating to the Preferences menu > Update and uncheck the box "Automatically check for updates". Could you find it?

Alternatively, you can follow the updates in this other post.

Hope that helps!


Thank you for the response. No, I don't see a preferences menu. I see a "Tools" menu, then Options, then an "Updates" tab that looks like this:



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