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.
The problem was that for some reason Git support had been disabled in sourcetree. I went to the Git tab under Options and clicked "enable git support" and all is working now.
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.
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