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GitHub Extension for Visual Studio

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Notices

Problems with using the installer
If you need to upgrade, downgrade, or uninstall the extension, please refer to this issue which details common problems and solutions when using the installer.

FAQs

I created a new repository with the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio, but I don't know where it is.
New repositories are created in the path set in your Visual Studio Git Settings. To access these settings, from the Team Explorer Home section, click "Settings" and "Global Settings".
I tried to upgrade the extension, but got the following error message, "The extension 'GitHub Extension for Visual Studio' requires administrative privileges in order to be uninstalled." What do I do?
Close Visual Studio and run it again by right clicking on the Visual Studio icon and click "Run as administrator." This should allow you to upgrade the extension.
Where can I set the default path for cloning and creating repositories?
The Default Repository Path setting can be found in the Git Settings area. From the Team Explorer Home section, click "Settings" and "Global Settings" to access it.
Where can I find the log files?
The extension writes to log files at %LocalAppData%\GitHubVisualStudio\extension.log and %LocalAppData%\Temp\extension.log
Who do I contact if I run into issues or have a great feature idea?
Please open an issue in the repository, or contact contact support and we'll do our best to get you squared away.
How can I try beta versions of the extension, or install an earlier version?

You can add a custom gallery to Visual Studio by going to Tools \ Options \ Extensions and Updates and adding a new entry with the following url: https://visualstudio.github.com/releases/feed.rss

Add Custom Gallery to VisualStudio

You can then browse the available versions available on this custom gallery in Tools \ Extensions and Updates \ Online \ GitHub

Browse Custom Gallery to VisualStudio