Home > Git & Source management > How to resolve “Error: bad index – Fatal: index file corrupt” when using Git? How to resolve “Error: bad index – Fatal: index file corrupt” when using Git? 5w33t45 January 8, 2018 Git, Source management No Comments From time to time you could receive error using Git like this: $ git status error: bad index file sha1 signature fatal: index file corrupt Solution Delete file “.git/index” from your project parent directory. Execute git reset command from terminal. Post Views: 2,164 Tweet Pin It About Author 5w33t45 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.