Not able to push repo using Sourcetree 'cannot spawn: ...\TortoisePlink.exe'

Dear Community,

I want to push a repo to a gitlab repo.

Sourcetree (Windows 7) returns following error message:

error: cannot spawn C:\Program Files\TortoiseGit\bin\TortoisePlink.exe: No such file or directory

fatal: unable to fork

I don't have TortoiseGit installed and use OpenSSH as SSH-Client.

Do I have to install TortoiseGit next to Sourcetree?

Thanks in advance :)

Kind Regards,


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Oh yeah, there is a variable 'GIT_SSH' set.

This was the fix.

It should point to the normal git binary (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\git.exe) instead of TortoiseGit binary.


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Have you ever had TortoiseGit installed?

Did you copy this repository from another computer (instead of cloning from a remote)?

Even if you install TortoiseGit, you'll have problems: "Programm Files" should only have one "m".

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Thanks for the fast reply!

I cloned this repo from another git instance and want push it to a bare gitlab repo.

Yes, I had TortoiseGit installed a few months ago.

May there some env variable set?

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