Sourcetree made home dir a git repo. How do I remove?

Total newbie. Sourcetree made home dir a git repo. How do I remove git repository pointing to home folder without deleting my files? Thx

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Hi Ed,

In your home directory there'll be a ".git" folder which is hidden if you use finder/explorer. Go to the command line / terminal and browse to that directory. If you issue the command "ls -a" (on Mac) or "dir /a" (on Windows) and it should show a ".git" folder. You can delete this folder by either issuing the command "rm -rf .git" (on Mac which recursively removes the folder and sub-folders) or "rmdir .git /s /q" (on Windows which recursively removes the folder and sub-folders without prompts).

Make sure you specify the .git folder and your current directory is where the .git folder exists as this is a destructive operation.

Hope that helps

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