Help starting out with a Git clone

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    Hi,
    Couldn't find a place for this in development so posting here - hope that's OK.

    I'm not experienced with Git Clone. I know a bit of C# and am interested in finding out if there's a way I can help. I won't try to mislead anyone - I'm a long term project - it'll be a while before I'm doing anything of any use...

    Anyway I'm having trouble with the old git. I've followed wiki instructions and git clone hered. with a git:// address.



    It spends ages downloading, and I get nearly 2gb of stuff but it's all hidden away in a .git folder in Windows - most of it in a .pack folder when git has finished downloading.

    Please could someone tell me how I then turn that into something that VS can open?
     
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    Thanks yeah I'm using TortoiseGit.

    The problem is that after the download the folder appears empty, apart from a hidden .git folder. It's like it downloads it but doesn't unpack it. How do I unpack it?
     
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    Hi,

    can you upload some screenshot from your TortoiseGit (git clone)?
     
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    I assume it was fixed since guy is already trying to merge smth in git according to another thread :)
     
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    Hi,

    Yes - sorry for not getting back sooner. The only thing I can think of is, when I did the first git clone, I didn't specify a branch. It downloaded everything but just left it packed up in a .git folder. I did it again in a new folder, specified a branch and this time it all got nicely unpacked and placed in the folder I did the clone from.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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