Error remote origin already exists

Error when trying to push to GitHub

There are a few different errors that can come up when you’re trying to push to Github. One of them is the “remote origin already exists” error. A few different things can cause this error. We’ll go over what causes this error and how to fix it.

Check if remote origin already exists

Before you can push your changes to a remote repository such as GitHub, you need to tell Git where the remote repository is. You do this with the git remote add origin command. But what if you accidentally try to run this command when a remote with the same name already exists?

You’ll get an error that looks like this:

error: remote origin already exists.
To solve this problem, you just need to use the git remote set-url origin command instead of git remote add origin.

If it does, delete the remote origin

If you see the error message “remote origin already exists” when you try to push to Github, it means that you already have a remote origin set up with that name. To fix this, you need to delete the existing remote origin and then set up a new one.

To do this, open your terminal and type the following commands:

git remote rm origin
git remote add origin [url]

Replace [url] with the URL of your new Github repository.

Try pushing again

If you’re receiving an error when trying to push to Github, there are a few things you can try:

  • Make sure you have the latest version of Git installed
  • Check your remote settings – you may need to add a new remote or update your existing one
  • If you’re still having trouble, contact Github support for help

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