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Why does SourceTree 3.1.2 use 3.3GB of memory?

SourceTree seems to be using an awful amount of memory (over 3GB) while it is sitting idle.

Is this normal and is anyone else experiencing the same?

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I have determined a git repository was created at the root of the c drive and Sourcetree was scanning the C drive.

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minnsey Atlassian Team Apr 05, 2019


It shouldn't be. If you expand it do you get anymore details, e.g. lots of child git processes? Also has Sourcetree been open a long time, have a lot of open tabs etc?


I am having the same problem. SourceTree just freezes and it is impossible to use it!

check to see if there is a .git folder at the root of the c drive. Sourcetree will scan all files in the C drive if there is a git folder there.

There was no .git folder at the root of C. I ended up deleting SourceTree and using PyCharm VCS.

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