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Source Tree freezes when merging

Every time I try to merge from another branch to my branch, source tree will have a progress bar forever. I've waited over an hour for anything to happen but nothing does.

If I do it through the terminal it works fine, it's only in the gui. This happens on more than one machine as well. I believe it's getting stuck after downloading the branch but it does not get to the filtering step.

Any ideas?

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Mike Corsaro Atlassian Team Aug 27, 2018

Hello! I suspect file refreshing is stuck in a loop, could you try disabling auto-file refresh and try again (go to Tools > Options > General > Uncheck 'Refresh automatically when files change'). This has been fixed in the upcoming 3.0 release.


If it doesn't work after trying that, could you do the following for me?

  • Open the Process Viewer by going to "Tools > Process Viewer"
  • Try the merge again, and observe what happens in the viewer (I suspect you'll see a ton of processes running)
  • If there's a single process that seems to be running forever then save the log or screenshot it so that I can see the details of the 'Caller Context' and 'Command" columns



Tried the above and thought it worked but again ran into a merge that did not end. Here's the log I got

I should note that using the terminal, this merge took under 5 seconds

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Manju Atlassian Team Aug 22, 2018

What version of Sourcetree is this happening with? Is this on Windows or on the macOS?

Version Some machines might be on a higher version than this but this would be the lowest.


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