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Github Desktop (Windows GUI) Error: "Failed To Sync This Branch. You Might Need To Open A Shell ..

Last Modified: 2018-07-27
Hi Experts,

I've only just started using GitHub - via the latest version of Github Desktop (Windows GUI).

I created a repository via the web interface - and added files to it via the web interface.

Now I'm trying to Sync using the Sync button in Github Desktop.

This gives this error:  GitHub Error: "Failed To Sync This Branch. you might need to open a shell and debug the state of this repo.

I've opened the Github shell and typed git status.

Here's the output:

D:\GitHub test [master ? +1 ~0 -0 !]> git status
On branch master
Your branch is behind 'origin/master' by 1 commit, and can be fast-forwarded.
  (use "git pull" to update your local branch)
Untracked files:
  (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)


nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)
D:\GitHub test [master ? +1 ~0 -0 !]>

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That's all goobledegook to me.

I was hoping to fix this by Github Desktop commands - I really don't want to use the Shell if I can avoid it.

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