Unable to index file: Permission Denied error in git add command

While working on an application, I had to commit changes to local Git Repository. It was usual task and I started with following command,

git add –A

To surprise git add command gave me error as shown in image below. Error message was clear that to a particular file there was Permission denied.

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Note: I was working on a MVC application which had local database attached. Name of database was MoviesRTM.mdf.

I tried to commit using Visual Studio 2013 as well. Here also I got same error as shown in image below,

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This can be solved by two ways either shutting down IIS Express or restarting Visual Studio. I was using IIS Express to host MVC application. You can shut down IIS Express by right click on IIS Express and click on Exit from context menu.

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If this option is not working then try restarting Visual Studio.

Note: Restarting Visual Studio or Shutting down IIS Express may worked in this scenario because permission denies error was on a database file (extension mdf). And database was locally created.

After shutting down I was able to run git add command successfully.

Happy coding.

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Dhananjay Kumar

Dhananjay Kumar is Developer Evangelist for Infragistics. He is a 8 times Microsoft MVP and well respected Developer Advocate in India.He is the author of 900+ Blog Posts, and can often be found speaking around India at conferences and hosting free workshops for programmers across the country. So far, he has hosted 60 free workshops on various topics like JavaScript, Angular, WCF, ASP.NET MVC, C#, Azure etc. Follow him on twitter @debug_mode for all the updates about his blog posts and workshops. You can send him email at debugmode [at] outlook [dot] com

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