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Manual refresh required Edited

Windows app version 3.3.6

App does not detect local file changes, unless I refresh manually (F5).

Also, after staging files I need to refresh manually to see the files in "Staged files" section, otherwise they are still displayed in "Unstaged files".

In options, 'Refresh automatically when files change" is selected.

With version 3.2.6 there was no such problem.


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i just had the same problem. no matter what i did, nothing refreshed. 

after some googling i found this other thread and the accepted answer fixed it for me, which was to delete repository bookmarks.

Oh. Yup, solution from 2013 did work. After deleting all my bookmarks, not just the current project.

Weird, but thank you @HaRii66666 


UPDATE - 16th Jan.

It's broken again.  Weird.  Annoyiing.  BUGGY.

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i may also add here that i only got one bookmark which i deleted in case it makes a difference.

you're welcome @Alan Mitchell  :) 

What bookmarks does this mean? Browser bookmarks?

On 3.3.6, this did not work for me.  I deleted 4 bookmarks (not the repo, just the bookmark) then recreated them by drag and drop from explorer.  Still no refresh, restarted ST and still no refresh.

@Steve Romanow i am not sure what the underlaying issue here is anyway, but have you tried not using those bookmarks at all? 
(i have never used them before and didn't even know they are there ^^) 

I do not use the bookmarks myself.  I was just following what others were doing to try to fix the "F5 refresh" required after every ST maneuver.  Updated to 3.3.6 today and with every checkout, commit, stage, etc, the ui does not refresh automatically as it used to.

Didn't even know I was using a bookmark (apparently it gets setup by default).

Followed steps in here (in 3.3.6 it's called "Toggle Bookmarks Sidebar" instead of "Show/Hide Bookmarks"), selected the only link there, right-click and "Delete". I also added it back just in case, by dragging the project folder from explorer into the sidebar. And it worked like a charm!


Version: 3.3.6

OS: Windows


The method here worked the second attempt, for the day.  Today it is back to not working.  I may need to roll back to previous release.  3.3.6 has been out for weeks and I have not seen anything official from Atlassian here.

Thanks @HaRii66666 ... great find. This solution worked for ,e

I think I have a solution. 

I did not use the Sourcetree upgrade.  I uninstalled and reinstalled using the 3.3.6 media.

Cleared local files per this link.

When I needed to set my configuration up, I made sure to use "Add"to relink my local working directories to their remotes.


Looks good so far.  This appears to be breakage in upgrading.

After uninstall and reinstall, it is back to not working maybe 24 hours later.

Appears to be this ticket. Confirmed if I move my main repo to a tab other than tab one, the problem only occurs on tab 1.

I have been having the same issue. This makes the product almost unusable. Another part to this that I have noticed is that if I push a branch to origin it does the push and displays an error message, then after I click ok on the error message it and then refresh the history view it is showing that the branch pushed successfully. I just so happen to have just rebuilt my machine, so there shouldn't be any other circumstances impacting this issue. 

Same here.  Fresh laptop, new install. Complete PITA.

This is a serious bug, please give it some attention asap!

as reported by , removing all the bookmarks solve the problem 

Are the bookmarks required for normal functioning?  Remove and replace did not work for me. I will try again, but problem still occurs on my workstation.

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Update on my resolution: the bookmark removal did work for me the second attempt.  I think the difference was this time I deleted the bookmarks and did not replace.  Not sure why i would need the bookmarks.

I also encountered this problem and it was really frustrating! For this I have given up and used terminal commands to operate. Simply disappointed!

I have the same issue. In addition to what's been said already, I also need to refresh after fetching.

I am also struggling with the same issue

Same here, quite a bummer :-(

pressing F5 is also a workaround -> I Don't want to lose my bookmark (the one that got setup by default

the workaround is to change git client, but sourcetree is the only one i know that permits to ignore ssl certificate issue :-D

The workaround is to delete everything in:


It does mean losing settings every time which is just crazy.


Another workaround is to use GitHub ;-)

Thanks for the reply above, but why it was working before?

This issue occur after I updated to 3.3.6

I've just downgraded to 3.2.6 and it's working fine now:

I got same issue after updating SourceTree with latest release (3.3.7 for Windows).

Pressing "F5" was required to refresh display properly after this update.

Deleting bookmarks fixed this issue at my end.

Thank you  @HaRii66666 

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