1. Clone a Massive Wiki to Your Computer

Massive Wiki Starter Guidebook version 0.1.1

Install Software

Download and install GitHub Desktop. Prerequisite: establish a Github account.

Download and install Obsidian.

About GitHub and Repos

Each Massive wiki is stored in a repository, or "repo" for short.

GitHub is a central website for storing and sharing repos.

Using this guidebook, you will make a "clone" (copy) of a repo from GitHub. The cloned repo is stored on your computer in one of your folders.

Find and Clone The Wiki's Repo

In this guidebook, we use a wiki called "Massive Sandbox". Click the link below to go to its GitHub repo:


Find the green button that says "Code" and click it.

In the drop-down menu that opens, click "Open with GitHub Desktop".

When GitHub Desktop opens, it will have a small window that says "Clone Repository...".

Under "Local Path", click the "Choose..." button and choose a place on your computer to make the repo. A good place is in a folder called "GitHub" in your Documents folder.

  • My Documents or Documents
    • GitHub
      • massive-sandbox

When you've chosen the location, click the "Clone" button.

You are done with GitHub Desktop for now. You may close the application.

Move on to the next page, "2. Open a Massive Wiki on Your Computer"