How to delete a repository in github desktop?
To remove a repository from GitHub Desktop, follow these steps:
- Open GitHub Desktop.
- Click on the “Repository” menu, and then click on “Open in Finder” (or “Open in Explorer” on Windows) to open the local folder of the repository in your computer’s file explorer.
- Close GitHub Desktop.
- Delete the local folder of the repository from your computer’s file explorer.
- Open GitHub Desktop again and navigate to the “Repositories” view.
- Click on the repository you want to remove, and then click on the “Remove” button.
- Confirm that you want to remove the repository by clicking on the “Remove” button in the confirmation dialog.
It’s important to note that by removing a repository from GitHub Desktop, you are only removing the local copy of the repository on your computer, and not the remote copy on GitHub. If you want to delete the remote repository as well, you will need to do that through the GitHub website by navigating to the repository and clicking on the settings button.
Also, it’s important to take into account that if you have made some commits or pushed some changes to the remote repository, you need to consider the consequences of removing the repository, it’s important to make a backup of the repository before removing it, and also to communicate with your collaborators if the repository is shared with others.