Not able to merge branches in

Dmitri Peredera March 25, 2018


I've got a strange problem. I am trying to merge a branch into my current branch, but sourcetree does nothing.

I see message "Do you want to merge 'zzz' into your current branch", press OK.

I can see the merge window flash for a second and disappear.

But there are no changes in the working copy and no merge is actually done.

Anybody else with this problem?

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Mike Corsaro
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March 28, 2018


If you've right-clicked on a branch and merged it, the merge will automatically commit immediately if there are not any conflicts. If you do not want this to happen: use the "Merge" button in the toolbar which will bring up a more advanced dialog that will give you more options such as the ability to disable this behavior.

Mark McDonagh October 28, 2018

I think you've misunderstood the problem because I have the same issue. I do the merge and see the same thing Dmitri does and no new commit is created

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DaleDeSilva October 28, 2019

I've experienced this multiple times also. Whether using the merge button or right clicking. Nothing ends up happening.

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Deleted user April 2, 2020

Same Here

Izzy December 16, 2021

How did you solve the problem? Because I have the exact same problem...

DaleDeSilva December 20, 2021

I can't remember, unfortunately. But I suspect I either...

  • Used the terminal to do the merge (look up git merge)


  • Used GitHub Desktop. This is git's own program like SourceTree. It's possible the free version doesn't allow merges, but I can't remember. If this works, it would probably be the easiest option for you if you're not comfortable with terminal.

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