Delete a Git repo from your project

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Remove unused Git repos from your project when they are no longer needed.

Tip

Consider renaming the repo and locking its default branch instead of removing it. The commit history of the repo will be lost when it is deleted.

Important

You cannot remove a repo if it is the only Git repo in the Project. If you need to delete the only Git repo in a Project, create a new Git repo first, then delete the repo.

You must have Delete Repository permissions to delete a repo from a project.

Note

The steps in this article show how to delete a Git repo from your project. If you want to delete the entire project, see Delete a project.

Delete a Git repo from the web

  1. Select Repos, Files.

    View your branches

  2. From the repo drop-down, select Manage repositories.

    Manage repositories

  3. Select the name of the repository from the Repositories list, choose the ... menu, and then choose Delete repository.

    Delete repository

  4. Confirm the deletion of the repository by typing the repo's name and selecting Delete.

    Delete repository confirm

  1. Select the settings icon in the web to bring up the project administration page and choose Version Control.

    Version control settings

  2. Select the Git repository to remove from the list shown and select the ... next to the name. Choose Delete Repository.

    remove the Azure DevOps Services repo using the ellipses link next to the repo name

    Note

    If the Repositories pane is not expanded, select > to expand it and display the list of repositories.

    Repositories pane

  3. Confirm the deletion of the repository by typing the repo's name and selecting Delete.

    Delete repository confirm