How to export the repository bookmarks?

Is there a way to export all the bookmark repository's addresses into a flat file?

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I discovered a simple way to do this. Save the folders containing the files ".git" in a pendrive (or something like that), and after to restore the backup, just drag these folders to the SourceTree bookmarks.

I did it with all folders in the same time and it worked!

(sorry by my poor english)

Hi Sean,

We don't usually recommend this for the reason that bookmarks are absolute paths, which means wherever you're migrating your bookmarks to must have the exact same absolute folder structure in order for the bookmarks to work unless you edit the file, just so you're aware.

The bookmarks file is located at ~/Library/Application Support/SourceTree/browser.plist


Hi Kieran,

The location is at at ~/Users/name/Library/Application Support/SourceTree/

However, this file stores the location of the local storage, not the repo URL. Could you please tell me where the repo URL is stored?


Hi Sean,

The tilde (~) goes to your home directory, so it is ~/Library/Application Support/SourceTree/. Your example is an absolute URL which would be just /Library/Application Support/SourceTree (without the tilde at the start).

The repository URL is stored where it's typically stored, in your git config (in .git folder of repo) for Git or your hgrc file for Mercurial. This is a Git/Mercurial concept though rather than SourceTree, we just read those files.


Hi Kieran,

I'm trying to export the remote repository list, not opening each bookmark and copy paste each URL. Where does SourceTree store the remote repository addresses?

Hi Sean,

We don't support away of exporting all remote URLs. It's not something I've ever heard of being needed. Typically users just want their bookmarks list. If they're migrating their data over to another machine they usually copy/paste all of their repositories and then copy/paste their browser.plist file over keeping the file structures the same for their repositories thus restoring all of their bookmarks as before.


I used the "bookmarks.xml" which is mentioned in this thread.

Kind regards

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