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Git Large File Storage


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 12/24/2017.

Git Large File Storage (LFS) replaces large files such as audio samples, videos, datasets, and graphics with text pointers inside Git, while storing the file contents on a remote server like or GitHub Enterprise.


  • Large file versioning: Version large files-even those as large as a couple GB in size with Git.
  • More repository space: Host more in your Git repositories. External file storage makes it easy to keep your repository at a manageable size.
  • Faster cloning and fetching: Download less data. This means faster cloning and fetching from repositories that deal with large files.
  • Same Git workflow: Work like you always do on Git-no need for additional commands, secondary storage systems, or toolsets.
  • Same access controls and permissions: Keep the same access controls and permissions for large files as the rest of your Git repository when working with a remote host like GitHub.

To install Git Large File Storage, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install git-lfs

To upgrade Git Large File Storage, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade git-lfs


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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Git Large File Storage 2.3.3 48082 Monday, October 9, 2017 approved
Git Large File Storage 2.3.2 27441 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 approved
Git Large File Storage 2.3.1 26906 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 approved
Git Large File Storage 2.3.0 2051 Friday, September 15, 2017 approved
Git Large File Storage 2.2.1 1593 Tuesday, July 11, 2017 approved
Git Large File Storage 2.2.0 584 Tuesday, June 27, 2017 approved
Git Large File Storage 2.1.1 1114 Saturday, May 20, 2017 approved
Git Large File Storage 2.1.0 655 Friday, April 28, 2017 approved
Git Large File Storage 2.0.2 663 Thursday, March 30, 2017 approved
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