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Source Tree error: 'git status' failed with code 1: error launching git: the filename or extension is too long

I have used Source Tree with the same repository and the same paths for months (in a Windows environment) then suddenly last Monday, this error has started to appear when the program is opening the repository.

I have already tried with the command line 

git config --system core.longpaths true

to avoids the length of the paths in a Windows environment, but it does not wok.

Any idea?

But most important: why it has worked perfectly since the beginning and only now there is this problem?

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Try git operations from the command line (fetch, checkout, branch, push, etc). If they have the same error, then you should take your question to a site like StackOverflow that has a larger number of git "power users", as compared to the UI-users that are subscribed to the "sourcetree" tag on this site.

If the command line works, then it sounds to me like you've got a candidate for a bug report at

I am forced to use the command line right now, so, yes, the command line is working, the problem is with Source Tree!

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Deleted user Apr 05, 2017

Long Path Tool helped me in this situation.

I would also suggest you try the Long Path Tool. It's simple to use and it really does the trick :)

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