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Installed latest Git LFS but still asking me to install.

I went here and downloaded the latest 2.71:


SourceTree keeps telling me that a newer version of Git-LFS is available.


Am I misunderstanding something or installed the wrong product?

Is there an embedded Git-LFS that I need to update instead of downloading the latest from



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Mike Corsaro Atlassian Team Mar 12, 2019

Hello! Could you open Options > Git and report back with the detected versions of git? Thanks!

It looks it was my mistake?

Do I need to click on Update Embedded ?

Embedded Git version 2.17.1/LibGit2Sharp 0.24.0 + git-lfs v2.0.2


I tried to Update Embedded, but got this error.


I tried running SourceTree (run as administrator), but same error message.

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bgannin Atlassian Team Mar 12, 2019

Hi @sunk818,

Git for Windows now bundles the latest version of Git LFS automatically which is why you're being recommended 2.20.1. That said, it sounds like a bug in our LFS version check and I'll ping the Windows folks to confirm. 

Brian Ganninger
Principal Developer, Sourcetree

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