Git restore pack index file
2 Solutions collect form web for “Git restore pack index file”
From the top of your tree, try running:
git index-pack .git/objects/pack/PACK_FILENAME
PACK_FILENAME is the name of your pack file. For instance, a repository I tried this on had the path:
You should do that for each pack file, and you’re repository should be in working order again.
git index-pack --stdin” needs an access to an existing repository,
git index-pack file.pack” to generate an
.idx file that
corresponds to a packfile does not.
That means, from Git 2.12 (Q1 2017) on, you can even restore an
idx file from outside a Git repo, for testing purpose.
See commit 29401e1, commit a3c45d1, commit 7176a31, commit de95302 (16 Dec 2016) by Jeff King (
(Merged by Junio C Hamano —
gitster — in commit 49d45de, 21 Dec 2016)
index-pack: skip collision check when not in repository
You can run “
git index-pack path/to/foo.pack” outside of a
repository to generate an index file, or just to verify the
There’s no point in doing a collision check, since
we obviously do not have any objects to collide with.