Am 18.08.2014 00:01, schrieb Erik Faye-Lund:
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM, Daniel Corbe <> wrote:
>> I installed git on my Windows machine while it was connected to my
>> corporate network.  It picked up on that fact and used a mapped drive to
>> store its configuration file.
>> As a result, I cannot currently use git when disconnected from my
>> network.  It throws the following error message: fatal: unable to access
>> 'Z:\/.config/git/config': Invalid argument
>> Obviously this value is stored in the registry somewhere because I made
>> an attempt to uninstall and reinstall git with the same results.
>> Can someone give me some guidance here?
> Git looks for the per-user configuration in $HOME/.gitconfig, and if
> $HOME is not set, it falls back to $HOMEDIR/$HOMEPATH/.gitconfig. My
> guess would be some of these environment variables are incorrectly set
> on your system.

To be precise, git checks if %HOME% is set _and_ the directory exists before
falling back to %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%.

If %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% isn't set or the directory doesn't exist either, it
falls back to %USERPROFILE%, which is always local (C:/Users/<yourname>), even
if disconnected from the network (at least that's how its supposed to be).

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