Manual refresh required to see changed files

I have 'Refresh automatically when files change' ticked in the preferences, but I still need to hit Refresh manually in order to get changed files to show up in the File Status view.

Note that if I go straight to the Commit sheet, changed files are shown there without any manual intervention. FWIW, going to the Commit sheet and canceling does not shake loose the working tree view in the main window.

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This hasn't been a problem for me for some time. I discovered that removing all repository bookmarks eliminated the problem. After some number of updates, bookmarks no longer appear to affect the auto-refresh behaviour.

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It can take a while for the refresh to happen under certain circumstances. This is usually due to either limited system resources (hard disk space, etc.). What filter options do you have set in the file status view? i.e. "Show Pending"

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I have been experiencing the same problem for the last few months. The repository used to refresh automatically but now it never re-syncs regardless of the 'Refresh automarically when files change' setting. The filter options I have on in the file status view are "Flat View" and "Show Pending" (presuambly the default).

What could be the cause of this? Space-wise I have over 13GB left, and the hard-drive is an SSD (if that matters).

Also is there any way to refresh it (button, menu item, keyboard shortcut) other than closing and reponing the repository view?

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I have been experiencing the same problem for the last few months. The repository used to refresh automatically but now it never re-syncs regardless of the 'Refresh automarically when files change' setting. The filter options I have on in the file status view are "Flat View" and "Show Pending" (presuambly the default).

What could be the cause of this? Space-wise I have over 13GB left, and the hard-drive is an SSD (if that matters).

Also is there any way to refresh it (button, menu item, keyboard shortcut) other than closing and reponing the repository view?

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A bit more than 13GB would be desirable. IIRC, Apple recommends 20-30GB of free disk space. Yes, you can refresh manually by hitting Cmd+R which will force refresh. As we say, usually it's due to limited system resources. SourceTree relies on Git/Hg itself to report back the status of the files, so if there's limited system resources (memory, disk space etc.) then Mercurial/Git will take a long time to report back and therefore SourceTree can't update.

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Thanks a lot for that insight. Helps to know a bit about what's going on under the hood. Cheers. :)

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I know this is an old post but I was still experiencing this issue after a newer install on my laptop just a few months ago. Deleting and recreating bookmarks solved the problem as stated above.

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