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Closing and deleting your projects

Learn about closing, re-opening, and permanently deleting a project.

Deleting a project

You can delete a project to permanently remove it.

  1. Navigate to your project.
  2. In the top-right, click to open the menu. Screenshot showing the menu icon
  3. In the menu, click Settings to access the project settings. Screenshot showing the 'Settings' menu item
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Delete this project. Screenshot showing project delete button
  5. Read the warnings, then type the name of your project into the text box. Screenshot showing project delete confirmation
  6. Click I understand the consequences, delete this project.

Closing a project

You can close a project to remove it from the list of projects but retain the contents and ability to re-open the project later.

  1. Navigate to your project.
  2. In the top-right, click to open the menu. Screenshot showing the menu icon
  3. In the menu, click Settings to access the project settings. Screenshot showing the 'Settings' menu item
  4. At the bottom of the page, click Close this project. Screenshot showing project close button

Re-opening an organization project

You can reopen a previously closed project.

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations. Your organizations in the profile menu
  2. Click the name of your organization. Organization name in list of organizations
  3. Click the Projects tab. Screenshot showing project close button
  4. To show closed projects, click Closed. Screenshot showing project close button
  5. Click the project you want to reopen.
  6. In the top-right, click to open the menu. Screenshot showing the menu icon
  7. In the menu, click Settings to access the project settings. Screenshot showing the 'Settings' menu item
  8. At the bottom of the page, click Re-open project. Screenshot showing project re-open button

Re-opening a user project

You can reopen a previously closed project.

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your profile. Profile photo
  2. Click the Projects tab. Screenshot showing project close button
  3. To show closed projects, click Closed. Screenshot showing project close button
  4. Click the project you want to reopen.
  5. In the top-right, click to open the menu. Screenshot showing the menu icon
  6. In the menu, click Settings to access the project settings. Screenshot showing the 'Settings' menu item
  7. At the bottom of the page, click Re-open project. Screenshot showing project re-open button