You can delete any file within your repositories on GitHub.
Tip: If you try to delete a file in a repository that you don’t have access to, we'll fork the project to your user account and help you send a pull request to the original repository after you commit your change.
- Browse to the file in your repository that you want to delete.
- At the top of the file, click .
At the bottom of the page, type a short, meaningful commit message that describes the change you made to the file.
Below the commit message fields, decide whether to add your commit to the current branch or to a new branch. If your current branch is
master, you should choose to create a new branch for your commit and then create a pull request.
Click Propose file change.
Attention: Since Git is a version control system, it always has your back if you need to recover the file later. If you really, really need to completely remove a file from a repository for some reason, such as a sensitive file that was accidentally committed, you should follow the steps in our article about removing sensitive data.