Random files missing from every clone of a repository
Every time I clone a respository hosted on GitHub to my local IDE environment, there are random files missing (nothing exotic; these are very basic files like .html and .css and image files). Inspection of the actual directory on my computer shows these files missing.
If I trash the directory and re-clone the same respository, a different selection of random files will be missing each time. It's never the same combination twice.
This issue has been plaguing me for a couple weeks now, and affects any and every repository I fork and clone.
Eventually, I give up trying to get a complete clone, and download a zip of the repository and manually backfill the missing files into the local directory so I can proceed with my lesson.
I'm fairly new to this and I realize that there are many variables involved, however I thought I would start here in case this is an issue that others have encountered (and easily resolved). Thank you!