Existing GIT repository

New to ATOM and GIT. I am able to create a repository on my system (windows 10) and I did a git clone to our Azure DevOps area and was able to clone the repo proplery.

In Atom, I open the folder path to the GIT repository, but on the git pane on the right, it doesnt show the correct folder, and the dropdown gives me nothing.

How do I get atom to track my changes in the project folder I have selected?

Thanks in advance!