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Git Extensions: Syntax error near unexpected token

You may receive the following error message when you try to clone a GIT repository with a freshly installed GIT Extensions:


This is the exact error:

\"C:/Program Files (x86)/GitExtensions/GitCredentialWinStore/
git-credential-winstore.exe\" get: -c: line 0:
syntax error near unexpected token `('

You can find the root cause of the issue in the C:\Users\<UserName>\.gitconfig file in this line:

helper = !\\\"C:/Program Files (x86)/GitExtensions/GitCredentialWinStore/git-credential-winstore.exe\\\"

To fix the problem just remove 2-2 backslashes from the start and the end of the line, so there should remain 1 in the beginning and 1 in the end:

helper = !\"C:/Program Files (x86)/GitExtensions/GitCredentialWinStore/git-credential-winstore.exe\"

Now cloning should succeed without any error.


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