Does someone know where the files after a "git rm" go? Some of my files where deleted by git, of course I have no copy, I tried several file recovery utilities, but so far none of them see the deleting files.
I am running Windows 7; git 1.9.4; gitextension 2.48.03
One week ago I created a new repository from an old CVS server. I checked it out from scratch (clone it), into CLONE, and copy the .git folder into a folder, MyFolder, containing some changes that were not pushed under CVS. So far everything ran fine, I could pushed the new changes.
However, MyFolder contained also a a folder called Perso with some files I did not want to push. Therefore I added Perso/* into .gitignore. Then the folder Perso disappeared as potential commit. So far so good. Then I don't really remember what I've done, maybe clean some branches? but yesterday I remarked that Perso/ was no more on the disk.
Currently there is no stash, no other branches. I tried a menu (under GitExtensions) "Repository/Git Maintenance/Recover lost objects" with option "print out objects that exists but that aren't readable from any of the reference nodes"... without success. I suppose git removed my files when switching the branch? Hence my question, is there a change I could get these files back? I am afraid they are lost... what a silly situation.