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SourceTree is not creating a '.git' folder in the destination of my repository.

Ethan Martin
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November 9, 2019

I am new to working with any type of source control and am having a major issue with SourceTree. From the tutorials I have seen, whenever you create a new repository, a '.git' folder is supposed to be created in the destination of the repository. My problem is, that when I try to create a new repository using Git, the '.git' file is not being created. This is causing my SourceTree to crash whenever I attempt to commit files to a repository and is not letting me get started with my project.

I have searched for answers in forums, but nobody seems to have had this issue before that I can find. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling SourceTree and Git, but that has not helped. Since I don't know what is causing the issue, taking steps to fix it has been near impossible.

As I said, I am new to Source Control and SourceTree, so maybe I am making a simple mistake, but I cannot move forward at all until this problem is solved.

Thanks in advanced.

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School-learner November 15, 2019


I'm not sure how well you know Git and sourcetree. There are no proper tutorial AT ALL for source tree or git, github. From what you desribed, it's obvious to me that you don't know the basics. I recommend you to use this tutorial before continuing any of the projects you want : .

You may go to, create an account, then search for git. The link is just for reference. The course is TOTALLY free. Register before they start charging. Once you finish, you should have a better understanding of what you need to do.

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