Windows 10, Sourcetree 2.3.5, does not start, GIT not found

I updated sourcetree to version 2.3.5 and after a reboot, sourcetree will not start - it says "Git not found". It does not help to reinstall GIT.

What to do?

1 answer

This widget could not be displayed.


How far does Sourcetree get before displaying that message. Can you add a screenshot of the error?


I was forced to revert to a previous version, so I can't provide a screen shot. The program does not show its main screen. However, I was presented a menu with a few options to resolve the issue of GIT not being found. One option was to install GIT. Another option was to manually point to GIT in case sourcetree didnt find it by mistake. The last option (as I remember) was to use sourcetree without GIT.

Installing GIT again did not change anything. I completed the installation, but a restart still gave me "GIT not found"

I then tried the second option to manually point to GIT but I was not event presented a file browser - nothing happened.

Hope this will help you.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published May 30, 2018 in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: configuring Git or Mercurial in Sourcetree

Supported Platforms macOS Windows To make using Sourcetree as simple yet powerful as possible we embed (bundle) dependencies such as Git, Git LFS, and Mercurial. We strive to keep these...

874 views 2 3
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

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!

Find my local user group

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

Groups near you