On Windows 10 my commits always show as 'unknown <myemail@domain.com>'

I have researched this twice now, and everyone with this problems seems to have a different variation.  I have checked my configuration both through the UI and in the file it is saved in - both have my name.  I have no idea why my email address shows up but my name doesn't.  It's not just for a few commits either, it is every single commit for months.  

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I solved it.  I don't know which of these things did it:

  1. Tools -> Options -> General -> Uncheck 'Allow SourceTree to modify your global...'
  2. Close SourceTree
  3. Open SourceTree
  4. Put the checkbox back, AND make sure your username doesn't have spaces.  I'm not sure if this matters, but I did it anyway
  5. I also went to every repository setting ->Advanced and unchecked/rechecked use global user settings



Which config file did you check?

I was checking it here: C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Atlassian\SourceTree\git_local\etc\gitconfig


That no longer appears.  I do see a config under C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Atlassian\SourceTree\git_local\mingw32\etc but my username is no longer in there.  


I thought by going to Tools -> Options and checking 'Allow SourceTree to Modify your global Git and Mercurial config files' that this would work.  I have also looked in each repository settings to make sure that username exists.  It does. 

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