Change Git repository directory location

Question:

With Git/Github for Windows, if I have a repository with this directory: C:\dir1\dir2, what do I need to do to move the repo files to C:\dir1? I can obviously physically copy and paste the files, but what do I need to do on the Git side?

I have this repo on GitHub and I use Git Bash and GitHub for Windows.

Answer:

Simply copy the entire working directory contents (including the hidden .git directory). This will move the entire working directory to the new directory and will not affect the remote repository on GitHub.

If you are using GitHub for Windows, you may move the repository using the method as above. However, when you click on the repository in the application it will be unable to find it. To resolve this simply click on the blue circle with the !, select Find It and then browse to the new directory.

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