Source Tree fails to commit on windows

I am encountering a problem that whenever I try to commit I get an error:

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false commit -q -F C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\2\dxy1tg2p.vfr

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false push -v --tags --set-upstream origin "(detached from someKindOfID):(detached from someKindOfID)"

Pushing to :"RepositoryURL"

fatal: remote part of refspec is not a valid name in (detached from someKindOfID):(detached from someKindOfID)

Unexpected end of command stream.


This happened to me after I have checked out the source.


this seems to be a duplicate of but this issue was on macOS(and so the given solution) and mine is on windows.

also there is an unanswered StackOverflow answer here: .


any help would be appreciated.

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From the "detached from someKindOfID" it seems that you are trying to commit without being on a branch.

Double-click the name of the branch you are supposed to be on to check out the branch and try again.

Thank you very much Szakmary thanks for clarifying that(I am quite new to source tree), this solved my problem.

Doing this killed my stuck commit... the damned thing is nowhere to be found...

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