Sourcetree not detecting changed files Edited

I've been working fine with Sourcetree for a while. Recently it started to become slow with detecting file changes in my project. After a few days of this behaviour, it stopped detecting them altogether.

I am using version on Windows 10, working with a BitBucket repo.

Now every time I need to use Sourcetree I need to exit and reopen it in order to pick up the latest changes.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, which fixed the problem for about 24 hours, but then it came back again.

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Hi Dylan,

  1. Can you confirm the option “Automatically Refresh” is checked? You can verify it going on Sourcetree -> Preferences -> General -> Refresh automatically when files change.
  2. Are you using submodules in that repo?
  3. When you modify a file and yet you cannot see the changes in SourceTree, what if you click an F5 to refresh the repository.. does it successfully refresh?

Lastly, reinstall SourceTree following How to Wipe SourceTree Preferences and see if that works. 



1. Yes the option is on.

2. No we are not using submodules that I am aware of.

3. Yes pressing F5 works.

I'll "wipe" sourcetree and come back in a few days with the results. I am travelling away from the office for a few days.

The immediate impact of following the config wipe is that SourceTree seems to be picking up the changes again. This also happened last time I reinstalled, so I will keep an eye on it and report back.

So far so good. Sourcetree has behaved itself since this fix.

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