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How can I clear entries in the Git Gui's the recent repositories without deleting those repositories or the .git folders within them?

Here is an example:

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Here is my Git/Git Gui version info:

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The list of recently opened repositories is stored in the config as gui.recentrepos.

Visit for more info about where config files are stored.

For example: in my %HOMEPATH% folder file .gitconfig (msysGit 1.8.1):

     recentrepo = C:/one
     recentrepo = C:/two

And in C:\Program files\Git\etc\gitconfig there are no gui.recentrepo setting, global settings only.

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I found the .gitconfig file under my C:\Users\username folder, but it had different entries from what I see in the UI. Are there other config files that trump this one? – Ryan Gates Jun 12 '13 at 16:52
Find .gitconfig in msysgit installation directory, such as C:\Program files\msysgit or so – madlynx Jun 12 '13 at 17:01
Can you add code for what the config file might look like to help others? – Ryan Gates Jun 12 '13 at 17:18
In my case, the file was under %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%, which is where the shortcut's start in parameter was set to. – Ryan Gates Jun 12 '13 at 17:36
edited my answer – madlynx Jun 12 '13 at 17:58

Open Git Bash and try:

git config --global --unset-all gui.recentrepo
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