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Copying a project (classic)

You can copy a classic project to quickly create a new project. Copying frequently used or highly customized classic projects helps standardize your workflow.

Notes:

  • Projects, the all-new projects experience, is now available. For more information about Projects, see "About Projects" and for information about migrating your classic project, see "Migrating from Projects (classic)."
  • You can only create a new classic project board for an organization, user, or repository that already has at least one classic project board. If you're unable to create a classic project board, create a project board instead.

Copying a classic project allows you to reuse a classic project's title, description, and automation configuration. You can copy classic projects to eliminate the manual process of creating new classic projects for similar workflows.

You must have read access to a classic project to copy it to a repository or organization where you have write access.

When you copy a classic project to an organization, the classic project's visibility will default to private, with an option to change the visibility. For more information, see "Changing project (classic) visibility."

A classic project's automation is also enabled by default. For more information, see "About automation for projects (classic)."

  1. Navigate to the classic project you want to copy.
  2. On the top-right side of the classic project, click Menu.
  3. Click , then click Copy. Copy option in drop-down menu from project board sidebar
  4. Under "Owner", use the drop-down menu and click the repository or organization where you want to copy the project board. Select owner of copied project board from drop-down menu
  5. Optionally, under "Project board name", type the name of the copied classic project. Field to type a name for the copied project board
  6. Optionally, under "Description", type a description of the copied project board that other people will see. Field to type a description for the copied project board
  7. Optionally, under "Automation settings", select whether you want to copy the configured automatic workflows. This option is enabled by default. For more information, see "About automation for project boards." Select automation settings for copied project board
  8. Under "Visibility", choose to make your project board public or private. For more information, see "Changing project board visibility." Radio buttons to choose project board visibility
  9. Click Copy project. Confirm Copy button