Using Embedded Git or System Git in Sourcetree

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This article should help users to choose either to use System Git or Sourcetree's Embedded Git


Step 1: Locate the Git window

  • For Windows, the Custom Actions configuration is located in Tools > Options > Git.
  • For Mac, the Custom Actions configuration is located in Preferences > Git.

Using Embedded Git

Just select "Use Embedded Git" (on Windows) or "Reset to Embedded Git" (on Mac) to select the Git version which is embedded into Sourcetree


Mac example

Windows example

Function specific to Windows

In Sourcetree for Windows, there is a function to update the version of Git which is embedded in the installation of Sourcetree:

SourceTree file path for Embedded Git:

For Windows:



For Mac:


Using system Git

Just select "Use System Git" to select the Git version which is installed on your system.   


Last modified on Jan 24, 2023

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