How to clone git project with Visual Studio Code

Here is how to clone remote Git repository with Visual Studio Code into a local folder

  1. Open Visual Studio Code Go to Top Menu -> Files -> Open Folder.
  2. Select the folder you would like to download the cloned project
  3. Go to Top Menu -> View -> Integrated Terminal
Visual Studio Code menu

Execute 'git clone' command with the path to the repository you would like to clone in the integrated terminal.


git clone

If it requires credentials to login then the integrated terminal will ask for username and password. Here is the complete output:

C:\Projects\TestProject>git clone
Cloning into 'rouge'...
github --credentials get: github: command not found
Username for '':
Password for '':
github --credentials store: github: command not found
github --credentials store: github: command not found
remote: Counting objects: 1082, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (1000/1000), done.
Receiving objects: 100% (1082/1082), 3.98 MiB | 301.00 KiB/s, done.cts: 87% (942/1082), 3.88 MiB | 299.00 KiB/s

Resolving deltas: 100% (587/587), done.


The cloned files are already available into the local folder.

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