A user-friendly way of cloning a git
repo is through the eGit
plug-in in Eclipse. But sometimes, especially on Windows machines, Eclipse has trouble cleaning up after itself after completing a clone operation. The best workaround for this is to clone the repo from
and then import the repo in Eclipse.
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:<your git repo> <local folder to check out to>
When git finishes cloning your repo, import it to Eclipse.
Browse to the folder you checked out to, click OK, and the newly-cloned repo should now appear on the Git Repositories view.