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Not able to start git bash in SourceTree

Justinas Jurciukonis Nov 16, 2015


I have just update my SourceTree to and now when clicking on terminal icon I receive error message

It has not been possible to to start Git Bash terminal




Any help how to solve that?

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Justinas Jurciukonis Nov 30, 2015


Delete your Git from computer. Go to Git website, download newest version (newer than 1.9.x) and install it (computer restart may be needed, make sure your Environment Variable for Git is pointing to right directory).

If it's not working, you can always turn on internal SourceTree Git by going Menu > Tools > Options > Git and clicking on `Use embedded Git

3 votes
Dirk Weinhardt Nov 22, 2015

Same problem here.

1 vote
Valentin Radulescu Nov 18, 2015

Same problem here.

It appeared after I updated SourceTree from 1.6.21 to 1.6.23.

Also running system Git 1.9.5.

Git bash working fine from explorer context menu.

Chiển Dương Văn Nov 29, 2015

I got the same

0 votes
Renato Rudnicki Atlassian Team Nov 17, 2015

Hi Justinas, 


Can you check if you have right permissions to start Git or if there's some antivirus or policy blocking Git? 

Also, can you check if you are running embedded Git or System Git? You can check this going to SourceTree Menu -> Preferences - GIT


Renato Rudnicki 

Justinas Jurciukonis Nov 23, 2015

I can start git bash via right-click menu. SourceTree uses system git

0 votes
sammy janssens Nov 17, 2015

i got the same problem.

i have the correct rights ( can open git bash when using the context menu via explorer )

i'm running System Git Version 1.9.5

Koen Vanderstraeten Nov 17, 2015

Exactly the same situation here.

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Alex Vidrean Nov 19, 2015

Same here.

Seems that is not working for Git versions older then 2.x

0 votes
Jesse Salazar Nov 30, 2015

Same problem here.

Being able to use Bash is pretty important.

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