Sebastian Müller Sebastian Müller - 16 days ago 9
Git Question

Switch branches with tortoisegit

I cloned a git respository on my hard disc. This git repository contains not only the master but also a branch called newBranch. How can I checkout the new branch with tortoisegit?

I tried it with the switch/checkout command but nothing changed in my local files. What works is when I clone the two branches in different folders like but I want to get it working with tortoisegit.

git clone localhost:testProject

differs from

git clone localhost:testProject newBranch

Answer

You have a checkbox option Force when switching branches in TortoiseGit.
Other than that, I must admit I'm stumped to.