There is now a much better way to handle separate work dirs using git worktree. That's why this repository won't receive any changes anymore and is archived.
This is a port of git-new-workdir to run on Windows with msysgit.
The original can be found there: http://git.kernel.org/?p=git/git.git;a=blob_plain;f=contrib/workdir/git-new-workdir;hb=HEAD
The script was tested on Windows 7 with git version 1.7.4.msysgit.0.
git-new-workdir uses links to share the Git repository between diffent work dirs. Links are not really well supported by many applications on Windows. That may lead to unexpected behavior.
Do not use rm -rf to remove a working dir including a .git folder. rm does not pay attention to links and traverses into the orginal .git directory. You will loose your entire history that way.
Use Explorer to delete working dirs or at least the .git directory inside.