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I've been struggling with that issue for a couple of days now.

I'm unable to connect to my Git project (stored in VisualStudio.com) from a specific computer (it works on my second PC). Whenever I try to Sync or Clone my repository, VS2017 asks for my user credentials (twice) and then I get the following error :

Error: cannot spawn askpass: No such file or directory Error encountered while cloning the remote repository: Git failed with a fatal error. could not read Username for 'https://.visualstudio.com': terminal prompts disabled

Can't remember if I changed anything that could've caused that...

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It usually happens when credentials are being remembered by the Credential Manager, first remove the credentials for xxx.visualstudio.com which you might have stored in the Credential Manager.

Such as if the pc’s OS is windows, you can open Credential Manager -> Windows Credentials -> under Generic Credentials -> remove the credentials like git:https://xxx.visualstudio.com.

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Then clone again, git will let you input the credential for the repo. After inputing the username(email address) and password which can access the VSTS account, the repo should be cloned successful.

You can learn more about frequently used commands on git commands.

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