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Local Branches Missing - Detached Head

mark_hinkle March 19, 2020

Hey all,

I'm experiencing some very strange behavior with git using Sourcetree and cannot seem to determine the cause of the issue. The problem began after making a commit and pushing it to a branch that was being tracked in the remote repository.

Now when I open Sourcetree I can no longer see any of my local branches. My IDE lists that I'm working with a detached head.Sourcetree 1.PNG

If I check my remote branches I can see every branch other than the one which I last committed to. However any attempt to pull or fetch from the repo gives me the warning "reference broken" and is unable to update the local ref.Remote Branches.PNG

When I look at the repository online all of the branches are there, including my last commit. This repository can be cloned into a new local repository that operates as expected.


Can anyone help me understand what is happening? Any suggestions for moving past this issue would be much appreciated.

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