Bitbucket Set up an SSH key on Sourcetree for Windows – Atlassian Documentation

Goto heading “Set up SSH with Sourcetree on Windows”‘
Source: Set up an SSH key – Atlassian Documentation

Also see this fix for getting PuTTY Pageant working with Visual Studio 2017 built-in GIT:
I finally managed to make it work, using PuTTY’s Pageant authentication agent instead of ssh-agent, and following the steps mentioned here (it’s for Visual Studio Code, but works for Visual Studio 2017 and I guess it should work for any application that uses the “official” Git for Windows).

Since I already had Pageant installed and a .ppk private key created, I only had to make Git use Pageant, by creating the GIT_SSH Windows environment variable and setting it to the path of the “plink.exe” file (inside the PuTTY installation, for example C:\Program Files (x86)\PuTTY\plink.exe). With that done, I just need to open Pageant and add the private key (and leave it open while working with the repository), and Visual Studio will be able to connect and issue commands just fine.

‘fatal: unable to access ‘\/.config/git/config’: Invalid argument’ when running VS 2017 and opening a GIT based solution

I got this message ‘fatal: unable to access ‘\/.config/git/config’: Invalid argument’ when opening a GIT based solution in VS 2017.
Solution was to add an environment variable “HOME” with value “c:\” (c: or where your project folder resides).

Solution info here:

Source: I get ‘fatal: unable to access ‘\/.config/git/config’: Invalid argument’ when running VS 2017 as a user on a different domain from local windows user – Developer Community

GIT – How to ignore local changed file

If you have a config file or something similar you change on your local computer but dont want it to get marked as “modified”.

Use this command:

If remote repo gets an update on that file you will get notified about this on a pull.

From stackoverflow:
skip-worktree is useful when you instruct git not to touch a specific file ever. That is useful for an already tracked config file.
Upstream main repository hosts some production-ready config but you would like to change some settings in the config to be able to do some local testing. And you don’t want to accidentally check the changes in such file to affect the production config. In that case skip-worktree makes perfect scene.

If you have skip-worktree on a file and the upstream changes, you get “please commit or stash” when you try to pull

More info here:


SourceTree very slow when switching repository tabs

My SourceTree GIT manager was freezing for 5-10 seconds when switching between repositories.

These commands fixed the issue:

Also in combination with adding GIT program folder and SourceTree program folder to excluded paths for Windows Defender (antivirus scanner). The switch between tabs is now instant.

Source: SourceTree very slow with many repositories

Remove git mapping in Visual Studio 2015 – Stack Overflow

You simply need to remove three files from the project Path. navigate to Your Project Folder then permanently delete (“SHIFT + DEL”)

the files to permanently delete are: (‘File’ .gitignore ,’File’ .gitattributes , and ‘folder’.git)

(may be hidden so ensure you have your folders and search options > View > show hidden files, folder, and drives(Radio Button) Selected)…reopen VS and their is no more relationship to the Git Source Control. if you wanted to take it as far as removing it from the registry as mentioned above you could but shouldn’t be necessary aside from the “house keeping” of your machine. hope this helps.

Source: Remove git mapping in Visual Studio 2015 – Stack Overflow