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GitHub Desktop - I've screwed up!

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My first venture into the dark art of Git!


I thought I would start by dipping my toe into GitHub Desktop first! That hasn't gone well!


Looks like I've added my C drive! WT! 72000 of files. I've tried to remove them but then this just freezes the application!


How can I delete/remove this from the app PLEASE?




Nigel ;-/




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Re: GitHub Desktop - I've screwed up!

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Copilot Lvl 3
Message 3 of 5

Re: GitHub Desktop - I've screwed up!



Many thanks!


If my initial post was on Stackoverflow and I'd written that, I'd have people breathing fire and throwing spears at me! A sole reason I don't use SOF!


I may be using Use Git and GitHub quite a bit!

Again, thank you for your kind direction and no spear throwing! 


Nigel 😀





GitHub Staff
Message 4 of 5

Re: GitHub Desktop - I've screwed up!

@IamNigelFrancis here's how you can fix this:


  1. Right-click on the repository in the repository list in GitHub Desktop and select `Remove` to remove the repository
  2. Open File Explorer and go to your C:\ drive
  3. Make sure you have the option to view hidden files and folders enabled
  4. Delete the hidden `.git` directory located there


These steps will remove the repository from GitHub Desktop and delete the repository, but will not delete any of your existing files on the C:\ drive. Let me know if you run into any issues with these steps!

Copilot Lvl 3
Message 5 of 5

Re: GitHub Desktop - I've screwed up!



Big hugs!


Thank you 😀