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Archiving repositories

You can archive a repository to make it read-only for all users and indicate that it's no longer actively maintained. You can also unarchive repositories that have been archived.

About repository archival

Note: Customers who use GitHub Advanced Security can enable secret scanning on archived repositories. For more information, see "About secret scanning."


Once a repository is archived, you cannot add or remove collaborators or teams. Contributors with access to the repository can only fork or star your project.

When a repository is archived, its issues, pull requests, code, labels, milestones, projects, wiki, releases, commits, tags, branches, reactions, code scanning alerts, comments and permissions become read-only. To make changes in an archived repository, you must unarchive the repository first.

You can search for archived repositories. For more information, see "Searching for repositories." You can also search for issues and pull requests within archived repositories. For more information, see "Searching issues and pull requests."

Archiving a repository


  1. 在 your GitHub Enterprise Server instance 上,导航到存储库的主页。
  2. 在存储库名称下,单击 “设置”。 “存储库设置”按钮
  3. Under "Danger Zone", click Archive this repository or Unarchive this repository. Archive this repository button
  4. Read the warnings.
  5. Type the name of the repository you want to archive or unarchive. Archive repository warnings
  6. Click I understand the consequences, archive this repository.