To use git with R Studio, you need to have git installed on your computer. Often if git is installed first, R Studio will find git and configure it properly. You might have an old version of git, let us know and we can uninstall it and install a new version, The current version from mid 2018 is version 2.18.
Most common issue:
When you create a new project and link to a github repository, you must set the project subdirectory using a drive letter (like H:) as the prefix, rather than what might be the default (like \\babylon\user\joegaucho\). When you do this, navigate the files and find the H drive and go to your folder and click open.
Following are two screen shots of what won't work and what will:
This is the Drive Letter Path that will work