Why .gitignore keeps including ignored folders?

This may not be the best place to ask this but I’m trying to use git source control. I’ve created a .gitignore file in my project folder and I want to ignore the Binaries/ Intermediate/ and Saved/ folders.

git add .gitignore
git commit -m "adding ignore list"
git push -u origin master

git add .
git commit -m "Initial Commit"
git push -u origin master

I cannot seem to start my repository without those folders and files being uploaded.

Once files and folders have been added the gitignore is useless. You have to remove the files from staging and then it will reapect the git ignore.


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Just an FYI, you ALWAYS want to set up your .gitignore and .gitattributes prior to pushing your project the first time.

I had a case where we added an ignore then ended up chasing this stupid file because someone forgot to delete it (also had a renaming issue, but that’s a DIFFERENT kettle of fish).

Sadly, you have to manually remove it from the repo. Do that a couple of times and you will make sure you set these files up ahead of time.