I'm a PHP newbie working with a tutor. He set me up with an account on Github, PHPstorm, XAMPP, and Github desktop. However, ever since we did that I now get an error message whenever I open PHPstorm "Cannot run git.exe". Since I don't have, and never did have, git (i use github desktop instead), I don't know why this message is appearing or how I can get rid of it. I close it, but it opens again a few minutes later. I tried entering the path to github desktop in the configuration where it is looking for git.exe, but it didn't work. Can anyone tell me how to eliminate this error message?
Also, my tutor says that GitDesktop will be easier for me to use than Git. What are the disadvantages of using GitDesktop over using just plain Git? Should I switch?
(I submitted this question before - twice - but I think I submitted them in the wrong place. I'm still a little confused by the community setup, but I'm sure at some point it will make more sense to me.)