How to fix invalid VCS root mapping in android studio, IntelliJ?

How to fix invalid VCS root mapping in android studio, IntelliJ

If you're an Android developer or learner who spends most of your time on android studio, then you are very familiar with its compiling, running errors, and issues.

There is a similar kind of error you may face called 'Invalid VCS root mapping' while importing the Android project from the project file.

In this guide, we're covering this error and the steps to fix it. So, let's get started with the tutorial.


    How to fix invalid VCS root mapping in android studio?

    To fix invalid VCS root mapping in the android studio project, follow the given steps to overcome the issue:

    1. Remove the vcs.xml file from the .idea folder on the created project

    Delete VCS file from android studio

    2. Now, Rebuild the android Project and then Restart the Android studio

    After applying these steps, your invalid vcs root mapping issue will get fixed in most cases.

    Still, if the error is showing or getting an error code like "the directory is registered as a git root, but no git repositories were found there", then you can try the following steps:

    1. Check that your project workspace folder is cloned(It should be cloned).

    2. Git project folder should not be added as a .zip file in your project workspace folder.

    3. If the git repo is present in the .zip file type, Try to delete the .git directory and clone the project and create new git repo using the git init command.

    4. Make sure you've added git executable gpath correctly.


    Invalid VCS root mapping in IntelliJ - IDEA, Pycharm, Webstorm, Phpstorm, Clion

    Just like android studio, IntelliJ users also experience the same issue called Invalid VCS Root mapping. The solution for these issues is the same as Android Studio. You've to remove '.idea folder' from the project or workspace.

    In most cases, deleting the .idea folder fixes your Invalid VCS issue. If not working, then 

    I. You've to check the git folder of your project as per mentioned in previous steps for android studio.

    II. Try to fix it using the File menu -> select Invalidate cache/restart, it may fix your issue by clearing the unnecessary cache.


    FIX: Invalid VCS root mapping Flutter

    If you're searching for a solution to invalid vcs mapping for the Android studio flutter project, then you could try the following steps which may fix your issue. 

    Before getting started we suggest you make a backup of that file. This means if anything goes wrong then you can recover your project using that backup files.

    1. Open your Flutter project using File manager or File explorer.

    2. Remove any .iml file and modules.xml file from that flutter project repository.

    3. Now try to open the flutter project in android studio. It will create those missing files which we have removed from the flutter workspace folder.

    4. Now open the File menu and select Invalidate cache/restart option, it will clear the necessary cache files and restart your android studio.

    Your Invalid VCS Root mapping on the flutter project will get fixed. If the issue is still occurring, then you could try to remove the .idea folder also along with other files.


    Conclusion on Invalid VCS Root mapping

    As per the above article, Invalid VCS Root mapping on android studio, IntelliJ, Webstorm, Phpstorm, Clion, or any of the IDE, the potential reason is in a project git configuration files.

    You can fix it by removing that specific file from the root folder. Refer to the correct method from a given tutorial.

    If you've any concerns regarding the tutorial or have suggestions on this method which we've shared, you can comment down in the comment section.

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