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sourcetree can not find git config

As soon as I try to open a project in sourcetree on windwos I get the following error

"fatal: unable to access '"C:\Users\<user>"/.config/git/config': Invalid argument"

why I sourcetrree loking in the directory and how to chnage that? My global Git config is on

I tried a lot already any help welcome

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Hi Daniel,


I had the same issue.

To fix it I opened Environment Variables (open Control Panel -> System -> Advanced system settigns, tab: Advanced, click Environment Variables...).

In User variables for <user> had a variable: HOME with value


Replace the value with value:


Now should work fine!





You sir, are a star!  I've been having issues with Source Tree not reading my global configuration for some reason and kept creating a local copy of .git that I didn't want.

Adding this Env Variable sorted it out :) 

How can I solve this issue if I don't have permissions to change system variables or my .gitconfig is not located in the HOME directory?

Great. its working fine.

Thanks Robert,

It worked fine!

Hi Robert

Excellent! That worked! 

I was searching for months for a solution to that.

Thx again, Daniel 

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