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Casey Rodriguez
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Casey Rodriguez
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 15,770 Points

No option to create "readme" file.

There is no option to create a "readme" file on my Github desktop. Also, my desktop looks completely different from hers in the video. Granted, I am using Windows instead of Mac. Will the inability to create this file effect me later?

Can you provide a link to the video?

1 Answer

A link to the video would be helpful to see what was done. But I installed GitHub desktop on Windows 10. One of the options on creating a repository is a checkbox for 'Initialize this repository with a README'. You also have the option to display files in Explorer (Ctrl+Shift+F) where I assume you could manually create a README. Regardless a readme isn't necessary to the functionality of a program so I don't think it will affect you later.

You may also find this useful:


where you will find:

If you put your README file in your repository's root, docs, or hidden .github directory, GitHub will recognize and automatically surface your README to repository visitors.