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Cloning a repository from GitHub

You can clone a remote repository to your local machine. If you run into errors, there are some common troubleshooting solutions.

  • Cloning a repository

    When you create a repository on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, it exists as a remote repository. You can clone your repository to create a local copy on your computer and sync between the two locations.

  • HTTPS cloning errors

    There are a few common errors when using HTTPS with Git. These errors usually indicate you have an old version of Git, or you don't have access to the repository.

  • Error: Repository not found

    If you see this error when cloning a repository, it means that the repository does not exist, you do not have permission to access it, or your GitHub Enterprise Server instance is in private mode. There are a few solutions to this error, depending on the cause.

  • Error: Remote HEAD refers to nonexistent ref, unable to checkout

    This error occurs if the default branch of a repository has been deleted on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.