SourceTree doesn't launch when clicking "Check out in SourceTree" from BitBucket


I reinstalled SourceTree following the recent security advisory email alert, but now it does not launch when I click the "Check out in SourceTree" button within BitBucket.

Can anyone help?



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Hi everyone! This was identified as a bug and was reported at SRCTREEWIN-7209. Please watch that ticket so you're notified of future updates. In the meantime, you can try the workaround explained in one of the comments:

  1. Open Tools > Options > General
  2. Uncheck Use this version of SourceTree for URI association
  3. Check Use this version of SourceTree for URI association

Let me know if this works for you :)



Excellent, thanks! That works for me!


It only works if SourceTree is already open. With the 1.9 version, it would also launch the app too



Thanks for the update, Barry. I've added that information as an internal comment in the bug report. 


Posted Workaround doesn't works for me, I have to copy and paste the command manually in order to check out branches.

This worked for me.  Thanks!

Still not working in

Still not working in

Still not work for me in either.

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Hi Baz, do you have a local clone of the parent repository in SourceTree already? Keep in mind this is a requirement as explained at Check out a branch into a local repository. Does this happen with a specific branch, or with all of them?

Apart from that, can you confirm if SourceTree Launches when you try to open it manually?

If you're still having issues, let us know which version of MAc OS or Windows are you using so we can dig deeper into this.



Hi Ana,

Yes, SourceTree does launch, and I can use all of the functionality, such as cloning locally and everything else.

The only thing that doesn't work any more is its association with Chrome, when the "Check out in SourceTree" link is clicked within BitBucket

Check out in SourceTree.png

I'm running this on Windows 8.1



Everyone on my team is having the same issue. I would love to have a fix for this too.

I'm using Windows 7

Sourcetree Version

Same issue for my whole team (different computers) these issue begun the past week (version

Some developers I know aren't having this issue, they use a 2.1 version, but we don't know where they get it.

I am using Windows 10 and Chrome.

Just to confirm... this issue started as soon as I installed Sourcetree Version

i too have same issue but i can clone a whole repositiory but if i check out the same thing it does not pop-up the source tree 


this issue happening after i installing new source tree version on windows 7

This issue continues on version

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