This seems like such an obvious thing that I can find literally nothing about this on the internet.
So, I installed SourceTree. I closed it, and now I want to start it again. There is no shortcut in the start menu, no tile on the start menu, it's not in the 'Recently added' of start menu, and not in the context menu of repositories.
I know it's installed for a fact because when I go to Window Settings/Apps & features then it's listed there with an uninstall button.
I found the exe in %LocalAppData%\Sourcetree but I really doubt this is the intended way to launch it.
Under Window 10 you can manually add shortcut to start menu as follows:
Open explorer window and type the following location in the address bar:
Make new directory named 'Atlassian' and enter directory.
Right-click mouse and select 'New->Shortcut'
Browse to Sourcetree install location : C:\Users\%username\AppData\Local\SourceTree
Select the executable: Sourcetree.exe
Alternatively here is a powershell script that will do it (run it as current user):
$objShell = New-Object -ComObject ("WScript.Shell")
$menu_path = $env:USERPROFILE + "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\"
New-Item -Path $menu_path -Name "Atlassian" -ItemType "directory"
$objShortCut = $objShell.CreateShortcut($menu_path + "Atlassian\SourceTree.lnk")
$app_path = $env:USERPROFILE + "\AppData\Local\SourceTree\Sourcetree.exe"
Hey ... welcome to 1992 when this was standard practice ... you know, once you install something you need to run it. Seriously? Just manually add a shortcut?!? And the fact that it's a windows app and buried in the many folder layers under appdata folder, that's invisible by default BTW, you can't even easily find it. Really? Wow. I've been developing code since '86. This is an experience of inexperience. Totally Agile! Ship what you got. Let the customer live through a lack of basic development decisions. Love it! Thanks!
Atlassian has been investigating this since Feb 27, 2018 lol? I had the same issue, running SourceTree v3.3.6 on Windows 10 v1903 (OS Build 18362.535). I reinstalled multiple times, including clearing the AppData\Local files. I worked around it by just pinning the app to Start on first run.
I'm having the same problem. The solution I found is the following: (if you installed using the default path):
1. Local Disk C
3. click on your user profile (not Admin/Public).
and here you should have the app luncher called "SourceTree".
*If you cannot see the AppData folder then click above on the VIEW and make sure that Hidden Items it's checked.
I installed SourceTree 3.3.8 on a fresh Windows 10 machine today.
It's quite unbelievable that it doesn't create any shortcuts or start menu entries. It doesn't even show up when searching from the start menu.
Having to somehow know that you have to go find this app in your Local App Data folder to get it back is just nonsense.
During install a shortcut should be created, we will investigate further why it might not get created.
Uninstalling and re-installing usually corrects this, but if you don't want to do that you can manually create a new shortcut to %localappdata%\Sourcetree\Sourcetree.exe
1. Uninstalling and re-installing doesn't correct, I still get no start item.
2. I can't even use C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\SourceTree\SourceTree.exe, I have to use SourceTreeSetup-3.3.6.exe
3. I have to exit and enter SourceTree everytime I switch branches
4. My company is using Atlassian Bitbucket so I wanted to use SourceTree.
Press Windows+R and type %localappdata% and looking for folder name "SourceTree" into this folder right then right click SourceTree.exe > Send to > desktop (create shortcut)
So you can see SourceTree icon on desktop name "SourceTree - Shortcut" you can rename it whatever you want.
Good luck for fix by this way ;)
Wow. Guys at atlassian responcible for sourcetree installation, if there is reward for worlds worst app installation it is yours. After i installed it there is literally no sign of it in system. If someone had installed it on my pc i wouldnt know of its existence. No desktop shortcut, no launch menu shortcut, not even mention in quick search!!! Congrats. You really dont want to earn money.
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