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How to fix an error in Eclipse when trying to commit code to Bitbucket

I am trying to commit (Team - Commit...) my project in Eclipse Version: Mars.2 Release (4.5.2) Build id: 20160218-0600 to Bitbucket and I get the error:

Error occurred computing diffs
C:\Users\Glynd\Documents\gitignore_global.txt (The system cannot find the file specified)

The file is in this location - date last modified 14/01/2020 type .symlink and size 0 KB.

My last commit to Bitbucket was only two days ago.

Does anyone know how to fix this issue please. I am a novice at this so simple step by step instructions would be appreciated.

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Hello and welcome to the community!

My guess here would be that the reason for the error is that the file is a symlink.

Eclipse error message mentions that it cannot find the file C:\Users\Glynd\Documents\gitignore_global.txt, which I would assume to be a text file and not a symlink. I am not sure if that was a text file in your working directory and later on it was replaced by a symlink, perhaps accidentally?

If this is the case, you could try a) getting a backup of your local repo first b) delete this file in your working directory and create a new text file with this name and the content you would like it to have, then try committing again.

Kind regards,
Theodora

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