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How to fix this SourceTree error - "fatal: 'submodule' appears to be a git command, but we were not able to execute it. Maybe git-submodule is broken?" on Windows 7?

I have SourceTree (v1.16.14.0) installed on a Windows 7 OS. 

When I try to clone a repo from Stash, I get the following error - 

image2015-3-12 12:58:54.png

I have tried switching from Embedded-Git to System-Git but receive the same error.

Any help/direction is highly appreciated.

Regards,

Saud.

 

2 answers

I am not sure about the exact reason/connection, but I could overcome the same issue by launching source tree "as Adminstrator".

Hope it helps you, too.

Regards, Alex

Just to confirm. I was experience the same issue. Running SourceTree “as Administrator” resolve the problem.

I'm having a similar issue with "Pull" and "Stash".  I'm on Win7 too and I just installed the latest update of SourceTree this morning (now at 1.6.16.0), but I still can't pull using SourceTree:

image2015-7-13 11:38:39.png

Incidentally, CLI git pull works just fine.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Matt

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