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How do I remove LFS from a repository?

Michael Holmes June 30, 2022

I am using a Bitbucket repo (containing a Visual Studio Solution) that has LFS enabled, but I don't believe it needs LFS.

I've checked in Repository Settings > Git LFS and it lists a single entry - the 'bin' folder. As I believe is normal in a Visual Studio project, the bin folder is not part of the repo

How do I remove the LFS please?

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July 3, 2022

Hey @Michael Holmes 


If you wish to delete the LFS file in your repository, navigate to the Repository settings > Git LFS and click the "..." drop-down on the right side of the files, then click Delete files.

This will delete the LFS files from your repositories, but if you have the features enabled locally and track, it may re-upload the files in the future. So please ensure the files are not tracked in your .gitattributes

You can also untrack the files with the following git commands:

git lfs untrack "<pattern>"

I hope this helps.


Michael Holmes July 13, 2022

Many thanks Syahrul!

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ahmed.sobhy December 19, 2022

how to delete multiple files though? it is unpractical to click on each file and delete it manually from the settings

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