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SourceTree Bug git repository crashes program

I've been having difficulties with SourceTree crashing every time I click on a repo tab. After some messing around it turned out to be the sourcetreeconfig and sourcetreeconfig.json files generated in the repository's .git directory were the problem. Just deleting them solved the problem, they don't contain any important information.

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I'm not sure what version I had, but I currently have


I only renamed the files when this happened. My sourcetreeconfig.json file is empty, and sourcetreeconfig has:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RepositoryCustomSettings xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:xsi="">
<CommitTextLinks />
<RemoteProjectLinks />
<string>File Status</string>
<SubtreeLinks />
minnsey Atlassian Team Mar 04, 2019

Ah, Could you update to 3.0.17? There were some issues with parking that file which are now fixed.

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minnsey Atlassian Team Feb 27, 2019


Thanks for the update, can I ask what version of Sourcetree you were running? And if it happens again could you post up one of the bad files?

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