Thanks for taking the time to reply, Konstantin ;)

When exploring the repository, the colons are present in the filenames. I'd 
guess SourceTree is the GIT client on iOS that initially created the 
repository. I assume removing and replacing the files perhaps from a 
different client will solve the issue. In the meantime, I'm currently 
accessing the repository using Cygwin without any issues.

On Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:58:17 PM UTC-4, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Jun 2015 07:05:38 -0700 (PDT) 
> Steve Penza < <javascript:>> wrote: 
> > When using Windows to clone a GIT repository, several files in one 
> > directory are listed with a colon in the file name instead of the 
> > directory delimiter: a forward slash. The files cannot be created in 
> > Windows and they are automatically staged to be deleted. 
> > <
> > Attempting to unstage the files results in the following error. 
> > "Updating the Git index failed.  A rescan will be automatically 
> > started to resynchronize git-gui." 
> > 
> > <
> > When viewing the repository from iOS, the files appear without colons 
> > as expected. 
> I'm sceptical about this approach: "viewing the repository from iOS" 
> might mean too much things to reason about.  Have you managed to clone 
> the repository somehow to iOS?  If yes, what tool did that (AFAIK, Git 
> does not run natively on iOS)? 
> Hence I'd start with exploring the repository innards to really see what 
> pathnames those files have.  You do this by starting with a particular 
> commit and exploring it with `git ls-tree` and `git cat-file` -- going 
> through three objects until you find that one which contains the file 
> of interest and actually records its name. 

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