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PC crashed on commit and lost local workspace

Hello,

I'm a bit on panic mode at the moment. This is what happened: I just got a blue screen on my PC right when I was doing a commit into a local branch.

After restarting the PC I openend SourceTree and saw that I was checked out at the master branch instead of the branch in which I was working before the crash. What's more, the branch has disappeared completely and I have no local history at all.

The good news is that it looks like all the changes that I had made are still there. I see all the files in "Staged changes", but I need to stash them before I can switch to another branch (as I don't want to commit to master yet) and I'm getting the following error:

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false stash save AfterCrash

fatal: bad revision 'HEAD'

fatal: bad revision 'HEAD'

fatal: Needed a single revision

You do not have the initial commit yet

Completed with errors, see above.

Is there a way to recover the status of my workspace before the crash? What would be the best way to solve this issue?
I will really appreciate any help. Thank you!

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Well in the end I decided to start from scratch and clone the remote repo again.

Then I replaced the files by mine and now I can confirm that all the modifications are there. That was close :-D

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You could solve that error by applying the following command:

git symbolic-ref HEAD refs/heads/name-of-the-branch-you-were-on

I too get bluescreens on commits, Not always, but often. Stopped using the windows version and do it on the Mac version that seems to work fine.

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