Open With Github Desktop Not Working

open with github desktop not working

If the “Open with GitHub Desktop” option is not working when you try to open a repository in GitHub, there could be several reasons for this. Here are a few common solutions that might help you fix the issue:

  1. Make sure that you have the latest version of GitHub Desktop installed. Go to the GitHub Desktop website and download the latest version.
  2. Check that GitHub Desktop is set as the default application to open repositories. You can do this by going to your computer’s settings and checking the default apps for opening repositories.
  3. Make sure that GitHub Desktop is running. If GitHub Desktop is not running, the “Open with GitHub Desktop” option will not work.
  4. Check that the repository you are trying to open is a Git repository. If the repository is not a Git repository, the “Open with GitHub Desktop” option will not work.
  5. Check if you have enabled the “Open with GitHub Desktop” option in your GitHub settings. you can check by going to your GitHub settings and looking for the “Open with GitHub Desktop” option.
  6. Try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies, sometimes this can fix the issue if your browser has stored old or invalid session information.
  7. Try disabling any browser extensions that might be blocking the “Open with GitHub Desktop” option.

If none of the above solutions work, it’s advisable to check the GitHub Desktop’s official website or the GitHub Desktop’s community for more information and support, or you can contact GitHub support for further help.

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