I’ve been using Atom and GitHub to develop a project of mine, and it’s worked a treat so far! I’ve purchased another windows 10 PC, and I want to set it up with Atom so I can just pull down the project and my work so far and continue developing my project. Unfortunately, I can’t get Atom on the new PC to clone my GitHub project correctly at all!
Steps to reproduce my issue:
- On clean Windows 10 installation
- Download atom from website (v1.44 as I type this)
- Launch Atom, open the GitHub tab.
- GitHub tab gives 2 options: “create a new GitHub repository …” and “clone an existing GitHub repository”. Choose the second option.
- Open GitHub in my web browser, then navigate to the project I want to clone to Atom.
- Click “clone or download” green button, then copy the URL: (https://github.com/Novocastrian/My-Redacted-Private-Project.git)
- Paste the URL into the “clone from” field in Atom. Leave the “to directory” field as the default setting (C:/users/mylocalprofile/github/My-Redacted-Private-Project). Note: the GitHub folder in this directory doesn’t exist.
- Click the “Clone” button. Atom takes a moment to process the clone.
- Atom opens the “project” tab, which contains the “My-Redacted-Private-Project” project folder. This contains the hidden .git folder and nothing else.
- The Github tab now asks me to log in. Click login, generate and paste the authentication token and log in.
- It logs in, but doesn’t load any branches for me to select (master and development, in my case). How do I fix this?