All we have at this point is a timemachine backup of a macbook pro that had SourceTree working about 6 months ago.
We are trying to restore everything needed to have SourceTree working like it was on that macbook pro. I am still looking for how to get the credentials and settings for our remote git repository. Yep, we do not have the password nor login name for that repository any more. Yet I know that macbook pro had it configured so all I would have to do is run SourceTree. I would not have to login to anything.
Where are all the files I need to get this configured and working?
After a horrendous beer spillage, I'm in the process of carefully restoring only the elements I need temporarily to a spare MBP.
From my TimeMachine, I'm VERY VERY carefully pulling files from :
/Volumes/TimeMachine/Backups.backupdb/<MachineName>/Latest/Macintosh HD - Data/Users/<UserName>/Library/Application Support/SourceTree
And when I say carefully .... only start doing this sort of thing if you fully accept all responsibility for messing things up.
For example, I thought I'd created the same name on both MBPs. I hadn't. So I'm editing the paths to fit.
Just be careful. Don't go blindly accepting everything without validating/checking/having a new Time Machine backup in play/etc.
Hi @Paul Levin,
Sourcetree for Mac uses a combination of methods to store all the items you asked about.
1. "Repository Settings" are stored in the local copy of the repository, you'd need to restore that and then update to the latest commit
2. Registration for the app is stored for the current user, restoring that should restore the appropriate files
3. Authentication requires a combination of Keychain items and encrypted files in the user's Application Support directory. Restoring both of those should bring back the authentication if all the other items are back in place.
Hope that helps.
Principal Developer, Sourcetree
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