code 128: fatal -- difficult to get past

Win7x64 Pro, latest SourceTree

I deleted a git working directory that was saved in the left hand pane of SourceTree (can't get to SourceTree to find out what that view is called).

When I start SourceTree, I get this error in a modal dialog:


Error encountered


'Summary' failed with code 128: fatal:

Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git




SourceTree will continue generating error dialogs whenever it has the focus.

I finally managed to clear the error dialogs long enough to click on the offending entry, then clear the dialogs long enough to press the 'Delete' key, then clear the dialogs long enough to click the red 'X' to close SourceTree.

There must be a better way to handle a situation like this...

3 answers

1 accepted

Sorry about that - the errors are each generated by different calls and it's tricky to know when to stop trying. We have this registered here:

dont understand

'Bookmarks' -- that's what the left column contains.

how to fix it?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Published Jan 23, 2018 in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: workflow and keyboard shortcuts

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 ...

799 views 0 4
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