Git Extensions for Visual Studio and .gitignore

I have been using Git extensions with Visual Studio 2015 for a while.  I started a new .NET Core sample project recently, set it up with Visual Studio and did a few checks ins.  Then I wanted to exclude wwwroot folder, so I added it to the .gitignore file.  However, the files from that folder were still showing up in excluded files section in the Git extensions UI.  I found this great tip on Stack Overflow, so I decided to write this quick post so that I could find this tip myself later.  Yep, I often write posts on my blog for purely selfish reasons.  So, just delete ms-persist.xml from the .git folder for your specific project and restart Visual Studio.  Another great answer to a problem from Stack Overflow.

Thanks and enjoy.

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