[WSL] How to resolve Operation not permitted error on cloning a git repository

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A quick tip!

I just reinstalled Ubuntu WSL on my freshly-formatted laptop. Everything seemed to be working properly but I ran into an annoying problem cloning one of my git repository:

Cloning into 'alessandrococco.gitlab.io'
error: chmod on /mnt/c/Users/alessandro/Projects/alessandrococco.gitlab.io/.git/config.lock failed: Operation not permitted
fatal: could not set 'core.filemode' to 'false'

It’s weird because it’s the thousandth time that I’ve done it and this is the first time I’ve come across this error!

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