Git repository folder does not appear in File Explorer


Using GitHub Dekstop, I cloned one of my own repositories to my computer, and I named the folder repo:


Now if I navigate to the parent folder DevFiles, the repository folder repo is not visible.

But if I just paste C:\Users\Lenovo\Desktop\DevFiles\repo into the URL bar, the folder opens like normal.

Why might this be?


This is a problem caused by OneDrive.

On my Windows PC, OneDrive, which creates a backup of every file on the system, was active. I was trying to access the repo from


which is where File Explorer will go by default if I search for DevFiles.

GitHub Desktop had stored the repo in


Not in the \OneDrive\ folder.

Answered By – Aryan Beezadhur

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