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Error Messages when opening the project file

I tried opening the pomodora project, s3v1 on my IntelliJ IDEA. When I opened it, two error messages appear at the top right of the screen.

The first one is: Can't start Git: git.exe Probably the path to Git executable is not valid.

The second one is: Invalid VCS root mapping The directory <Project> is registered as a Git root, but no Git repositories were found there.

What do these messages mean and how do I fix them?

1 Answer

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,413 Points

Git is a very popular Version Control System (ie, VCS) used to track changes is source files. It's likely you don't have it installed on your machine and it's not necessary for the course project, but it is highly recommended to do so. It's a common tool you'll be expected to be familiar with.


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