Data recovery and troubleshooting

It is almost impossible to never make any mistakes. This applies also to using Git. The knowledge presented in this book, and your experience with using Git, should help in reducing the number of mistakes. Note that, Git tries quite hard not to make you lose your work; many mistakes are recoverable.

Recovering a lost commit

It may happen that you accidentally lost a commit. Perhaps, you force-deleted an incorrect branch that you were to be working on, or you rewound the branch to an incorrect place, or you were on an incorrect branch while starting an operation. Assuming something like this happened, is there any way to get your commits back and to undo the mistake?

Because Git does not delete objects immediately, ...

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