Delete forked repo from GitHub


I'm starting with git and GitHub and there's a project I'm watching on GitHub. I unintentionally clicked to fork it. Now it appears as a new project to me.

I have some doubts about it:

  • I know if commit or do another thing to my forked repo, it will be updated, but the updated code will take effect only after the project's author request the pull. Right?
  • If I go to admin panel on GitHub there's a delete option. If I delete it as the option above, will it make any effect in the original one or not?

I'd like to delete it. By now I'm just studying the code and don't really need the fork.


By far the easiest way is to log in GitHub account:

  1. Click to your repository for example yourUsername/yourRepository for example mbaric/zpropertyz.
  2. Then in the main toolbar of GitHub click on Settings
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the section called Danger Zone and you will find Delete this repository button
  4. When you click it another pop up will appear here you need to type in your Github username and the name of your repository in this format gitHubUsername/nameOfTheRepository and click on the button below which says: I understand the consequences, delete the repository
  5. If you are having trouble doing it, below are the images that can be checked…

2020-01-15 - Here are images. Enjoy. GHD1




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