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SourceTree install won't run on Windows 7 "Windows can't open this file"

I get this when trying to launch the downloaded install. I cannot find the appropriate program to launch. Shouldn't it just be and exe file that runs?

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Peter DeWitt Community Leader Jan 09, 2018

@Thomas Bithell, configure windows to show extensions and make sure that file shows an extention of .exe.

 

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Interesting thing is Windows was already configured to show the extension of files. But the SourceTreeSetup file did not have an extension. I renamed the file and added .exe to the end and then it would launch and install.

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Make sure the downloaded SourceTreeSetup file has a file extension. Adding the .exe extension to the file fixed this problem.

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