remove file from git tracking
git rm --cached <file_name>
git remove from from repo and stop tracking
Update your . gitignore file – for instance, add a folder you don't want to track to . gitignore . git rm -r --cached . – Remove all tracked files, including wanted and unwanted. Your code will be safe as long as you have saved locally. git add . – All files will be added back in, except those in . gitignore .