Edit SourceTree Configurations Without Opening the Application. (Windows)

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This article should help Windows users to edit SourceTree configurations without opening SourceTree itself.


SourceTree users can edit their configurations by editing certain SourceTree back-end files, without opening SourceTree:

#1 Saved configurations that are personalized in the SourceTree app can be found here:


#2 Saved Tabs, Accounts, and Custom Actions that are opened/added in SourceTree are to be found here:


#3 Saved configurations that are repository specific and are added into SourceTree are to be found here:


Let's say if a user wants to modify a setting, just edit the file, and then reopen SourceTree. SourceTree should now be reconfigured to the settings the user set.

If a user wants to delete saved bookmarks/accounts/tabs, just search for it in the file, and then remove the line that saves it.

If a user would like to revert SourceTree back to its very clean state without any configuration set, user can wipe off all preferences by following this guide:

Last modified on Feb 26, 2016

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