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SourceTree not responding and consuming RAM on Windows 10

TruongBui November 11, 2015

I know SourceTree sometime is very slow when committing a large file, but in the last few days I can not run SourceTree due to it doesn't respond. I checked Task Manger and see it consumed so many Ram. This make me very frustrated because I can't commit my works sad


I'm using Windows 10 and SourceTree version 1.6.22. What can I do to fix that?

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Limited7247 May 23, 2020

I found the solution here: Sourcetree 2.x memory hog? - Ben Williams's solution 

It seems that, somehow maybe cause of an accident, SourceTree recognizes Windows user directory (C:\Users\[YourName]) as a repository, and ST scans it. It makes ST consume resources forever.

Remove the repository will resolve the problem:
Delete the .git folder (it may be hidden - File Explorer/View tab/Check Hidden items) in the user directory.

dev3dmayo February 19, 2021

Thank you very much! That was so weird when I was seeing a new project tab with the name of the windows user.

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Piotr Markielau February 20, 2020


Limited7247 May 23, 2020

This may help you:

Sourcetree 2.x memory hog? 

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Piotr Markielau May 23, 2020

Thanks, I ended up using shell.

Limited7247 May 23, 2020

I thought about uninstall ST, until found out the solution. :))

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iafsd November 20, 2018

Found a fix:

Uninstal Sourcetree with Add/remove programs.
After that go to C:\Users\YourUser\AppData and search for Sourcetree. Delete it all, reinstall it and it will work like a charm...Until you shutdown your PC.

Piotr Markielau February 20, 2020


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Chris Collier August 10, 2017

Here is the Archive page for previous versions:

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Matthew Jones May 26, 2017

I had the same issue on v2.0.20.1.

There seems to be a memory leak, SourceTree was using over 30GB of RAM for a large repository.

I've reverted to and that fixed the problem.

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rudger May 20, 2017

Same here v2.0.20.1 Win 10 home, i5, 12 gb ram

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Noam Shanny August 4, 2016

Same here. v1.9.5. Win7 Enterprise, I7 cpu, 16GB RAM - half free.

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Mark Hallam December 30, 2015

I am having the same problem too. Very frustrating.

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Igor Gnot December 10, 2015

I have the same problem. Cant use SourceTree any more. Help required. 

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