It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Win 10 file explorer does not reflect Sourcetree-initiated branch changes Edited

Update: @Chris Weber 's workaround to #1270390 solved my issue with the Sourcetree GUI update AND branch views in the Win 10 file explorer. Thanks, Chris!

==========================================================

Hi, 

I've used Sourcetree for Mac quite a bit but I'm new to Sourcetree for Win. On Mac, if you change to a new branch in Sourcetree, the Finder view of the local repo should show only the files in your current branch. This does not seem to be the case in Sourcetree 3.3.8 on Win 10. I have a file that exists only in Branch A and when I change to Branch B, I still see that file in Win file explorer. 

Is this not a feature of Win Sourcetree, or is it a bug? Am I doing something wrong? Is there a pref I need to set?

Some posts seem to indicate that Atlassian expects you to use the Web browser view of the remote repo (that's what opens when I click Explorer.) This isn't a very useful workflow for me. I want to browse my local repo in a file explorer, open files in my editor of choice (e.g. VisualStudio or Notepad++), and then just use SourceTree to manage commits and pulls. Having the wrong branch showing up in my file-explorer window is problematic.

BTW,  I'm not talking about the Sourcetree GUI refresh bug ( #1270390) that Sourcetree 3.3.8 GUI does not fix for me.  I did try closing all apps and windows related to the local repo: code editors, file browsers, etc. and rebooting, but I'm still experiencing the Sourcetree GUI refresh issue after doing that. I still have to hit F5 when I change branches.

Many thanks in advance for assistance! 

1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted

Update: @Chris Weber 's workaround to #1270390 solved my issue with the Sourcetree GUI update AND branch views in the Win 10 file explorer. Thanks, Chris!

I actually prefer Explorer++ to the built-in Win 10 file explorer, and it wasn't updating against branch changes till I added the Sourcetree-installed git client to my PATH and rebooted. Now Explorer++ also updates correctly when I change branches in Sourcetree.

C:\Users\yourUserName\AppData\Local\Atlassian\SourceTree\git_local\bin\

Some posts seem to indicate that Atlassian expects you to use the Web browser view of the remote repo (that's what opens when I click Explorer.) 

Sorry, this was a bit of confusion on my part. Clicking Explorer does open the local file explorer. I had conflated this with Remote, which opens a Web-browser view of the remote repo. 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
TAGS
Community showcase
Published in Sourcetree

Sourcetree for Windows - CVE-2019-11582 - Remote Code Execution vulnerability

A vulnerability has been published today in regards to Sourcetree for Windows.  The goal of this article is to give you a summary of information we have gathered from Atlassian Community as a st...

3,629 views 0 11
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you