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I always get a popup credential helper selector asking me to choose a credential helper

And it comes back even if I set "always choose this form now on" to true

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Same issue. Just installed the latest version of SourceTree (3.3.9) on a fresh build of Windows 10 v2004


I found a fix:

From Powershell, navigate to



./git.exe config --edit --system

#opens config in VI editor

#update [credential] helper

helper = manager





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thx a lot :)

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you just saved my day

Thanks a lot, it is helpful.

Worked for me!

Ty, works.

What is meant by:



Hey @Leslie Johnson

Its a command to save and close in Vi editor.
you can use any text editor you are comfortable with such as notepad.

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ok how to open config and change this settings 


Ollie CJ I'm New Here Aug 25, 2021

To be clear - after you have edited it so:
helper = manager

press 'Esc' button

type :wq and press 'return'

(for other VI newbies like me!)

Amazing guide, thank you

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Thank you @Ollie CJ @dpreston31 :)

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I'm having trouble navigating here:


I cannot find 'git_local' in the SourceTree folder, only 'accounts.json'

Please confirm you're looking under Local and not Roaming AppData folders.




(which contains accounts.json)

Otherwise, check if you're using System Git (%ProgramFiles%\Git) rather than Embedded Git (%localappdata%\Atlassian\SourceTree\git_local\mingw32\bin).

Refer to this KB article:


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