I found a similar question from 2013 with no answers: https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/197337/sourcetree-doesn-t-recognize-an-existing-repository
I'm using Windows 8 with Sourcetree 188.8.131.52
I have a valid git working copy on my local hard drive. If I go to the command-line and run "git status" from within the working directory, it returns:
"Your branch is up-to-date with oprigin/master. Nothing to commit, working directory clean"
The working directory has a valid .git folder.
When I try to add this working directory to sourcetree, I get an error saying it isn't a valid working directory. I've tried two ways:
1. File > Open > Select Directory
Error: the path 'somepath/workingdir' is not a valid Git repository working copy.
2. Push the Clone/New button. Select the "Add Working Copy" tab. Select the correct working copy path.
Repository Type: This is not a valid working copy path.
Is this a bug or am I missing something? Thanks.
I just installed SourceTree 184.108.40.206 and ran into this issue opening a copy of a repository on a travel machine. It worked after I filled in my name/email default user info in Tools -> Options -> General tab. I believe it asked for similar info during installation but it didn't populate that tab with it.
I also have "Allow SourceTree to modify your global Git and Mercurial config files" checked, which I'm assuming is also checked on the machine this repo was copied from.
This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.Read more
Supported Platforms macOS Sourcetree has a lot to offer and, like many developer tools, finding and using it all can be a challenge, especially for a new user. Everyone might not love ...
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find a group
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.Start an AUG
You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs