> [!important] > Although the plugin itself is desktop platform independent, an incorrect installation of Obsidian or Git may break the plugin. ## Plugin installation ### From within Obsidian Go to "Settings" -> "Community plugins" -> "Browse", search for "Git", install and enable it. ### Manual 1. Download `obsidian-git-<latest-version>.zip` from the [latest release](https://github.com/denolehov/obsidian-git/releases/latest) 2. Unpack the zip in `<vault>/.obsidian/plugins/obsidian-git` 3. Reload Obsidian (CTRL + R) 4. Go to settings and disable restricted mode 5. Enable `Git` # Windows ## Git installation > [!info] > Ensure you are using Git 2.29 or higher. Install Git from the official [website](https://git-scm.com/download/win) with all default settings. Make sure you have `3rd-party software` access enabled. ![[third-party-windows-git.png]] Enable Git Credential Manager. You can verify this for existing installations by executing the following. It should ouput `manager`. ```bash git config credential.helper ``` ![[credential-manager-windows-git.png]] # Linux ## Obsidian installation Known **supported** Obsidian installation methods: - AppImage Known **not fully supported** package managers - Snap (Snap puts Obsidian in a kind of sandbox, so that Obsidian can't access Git) - [Flatpak](https://flathub.org/apps/details/md.obsidian.Obsidian) can access Git, but not all system files, so it's not recommended. If you installed Obsidian a while ago via **Flatpak**, and it doesn't work, please run the following snippet. ``` $ flatpak update md.obsidian.Obsidian $ flatpak override --reset md.obsidian.Obsidian $ flatpak run md.obsidian.Obsidian ``` [Source of this snippet](https://github.com/flathub/md.obsidian.Obsidian/issues/5#issuecomment-736974662) ## MacOS Nothing specific.