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You can archive a repository to make it read-only for all users and indicate that it's no longer actively maintained. You can also unarchive repositories that have been archived.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

Recomendamos que cierres todas las propuestas y solicitudes de extracción, y que además actualices la descripción y el archivo README antes de que archives un repositorio.

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

Recomendamos que cierres todas las propuestas y solicitudes de extracción, y que además actualices la descripción y el archivo README antes de que archives un repositorio.

  1. On your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Debajo del nombre del repositorio, haz clic en Configuración. Botón de configuración del repositorio
  3. Under "Danger Zone", click Archive this repository Archive this repository button
  4. Read the warnings.
  5. Type the name of the repository you want to archive. Archive repository warnings
  6. Click I understand the consequences, archive this repository.

Unarchiving a repository

  1. On your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Debajo del nombre del repositorio, haz clic en Configuración. Botón de configuración del repositorio
  3. Under "Danger Zone", click Unarchive this repository Unarchive this repository button
  4. Read the warnings.
  5. Type the name of the repository you want to unarchive. Unarchive repository warnings
  6. Click I understand the consequences, unarchive this repository.