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Cloning - Failure to Check Out

Here is the error message I get when trying to Clone one of my repositories. Please help.

git -c filter.lfs.smudge= -c filter.lfs.required=false -c diff.mnemonicprefix=false -c core.quotepath=false clone --branch master C:\wamp\www\Google
Cloning into 'C:\wamp\www\Google'...
warning: templates not found C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Atlassian\SourceTree\git_local\share\git-core\templates

error: unable to create file PIS-RECERT/custom>pillStyleforQuestion.css: Invalid argument
fatal: unable to checkout working tree
warning: Clone succeeded, but checkout failed.
You can inspect what was checked out with 'git status'
and retry the checkout with 'git checkout -f HEAD'

1 answer

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Mar 22, 2018

Hi John! You’re not allowed to use > in Windows for a file name, please refer to

for more information.

Hope that helps :)


Hi Ana,


Changing that file name did manage to solve this.


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