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Unable to clone Git repository from Sourcetree


I've tried to clone a new repository on Sourcetree but I'm unable to proceed as it is throwing a fatal error. I checked Options under Tools on Sourcetree and it is using System Git.

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When I click the details button, a wiondow popped-up as below

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Please look into this issue and kindly help.


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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Dec 12, 2018

Hi Manasa, welcome to the Community!

Based on previous experiences, this error might be caused by Git. Can you go to Tools > Options > Git, and check whether you are using system or embedded Git, and whether you have an option to install an embedded Git.

While doing some research on this, I found a workaround that consists of creating a directory junction (hard link) for the embedded git Sourcetree tries to use.
In %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Atlassian\SourceTree create a directory junction using elevated command prompt named git_local to point to scoop's git location *path*\Scoop\apps\git\current

mklink /J %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Atlassian\SourceTree\git_local *path*\Scoop\apps\git\current

Then in source tree options, specify it to use embedded git.

Lastly, this problem was already reported in our issue tracker and you can follow it here for more updates.

Hope that helps!


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