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fatal: unable to find remote helper for 'https' Edited

I'm using SourceTree v2.3.1 on Windows 7 alongside VisualStudio 2017 v15.3.5. I updated SourceTree and Visual Studio to these version recently, and possibly as a result of one or both of the updates, I have been unable to use SourceTree to Push, Pull, Fetch or any other operation against a remote TFS/Git repository. When I try, I get an error like:

git -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false fetch origin
fatal: Unable to find remote helper for 'http'
Completed with errors, see above.

I have tried reinstalling SourceTree, removing all temporary files relating to it, installing keys in Putty, rebooting; all to no avail.

I can perform remote repository operations using Visual Studio's built in GIT client.

Please can you tell me what I need to do to resolve this problem.

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minnsey Atlassian Team Oct 02, 2017


This is something of a guess, but it sounds like the Git install being used by Sourcetree has become corrupted.

This isn't exactly that same issue, but very close

In that it suggests curl isn't working to send HTTP requests. We have seen occasions when installing other software that they can update/change shared libraries in c:\windows etc that can then prevent components of git from running.

If you haven't already I would suggest trying to re-install any system Git Sourcetree is using or use the update option in Tools/Options/Git in Sourcetree

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