Install Github Desktop

Set up GitHub to create the outputs repository on your machine.

GitHub is a cloud hosting platform that we use to synchronize files among different users. You will need to create a free account at Github. For a good introduction to basic GitHub concepts, like branches, commits, and pull requests, review the Hello World tutorial.

  1. If you see the GitHub icon in your taskbar, proceed to the next step. Otherwise, first download and install GitHub Desktop.
  2. Clone the outputs repository to your supplied external hard drive.
    1. In GitHub Desktop, open the File menu and select Clone repository ....

    2. In the list that appears on the tab, select pm1951/outputs.
    3. In the Local path box, enter the path to an empty outputs folder on your external hard disk drive, for example: E:\outputs.
      The outputs folder must be empty (including hidden files) for GitHub to create a new repository there.
    4. Click Clone.
  3. If it is not already there, add GitHub to the taskbar, for ease of access.
    1. On the Windows Start menu, open the GitHub, Inc. folder, right-click GitHub Desktop, and select More > Pin to taskbar.