You can reopen a closed project board and and restart any workflow automation that was configured for the project board.

When you close a project board, any workflow automation that was configured for the project board will pause by default. For more information, see "Closing a project board."

When you reopen a project board, you have the option to sync automation, which updates the position of the cards on the board according to the automation settings configured for the board.

Reopening a repository project board

  1. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Projects. Project tab

  3. Above the open projects list, click Closed. Highlighted option to click "closed" above open project board list

  4. In the closed projects list, click the name of the project board. Select closed project board

  5. On the top-right side of the project board, click Menu.

  6. Choose whether to sync automation for your project board or reopen your project board without syncing.

    • To reopen your project board and sync automation, click Reopen and sync project. Select "Reopen and resync project" button
    • To reopen your project board without syncing automation, using the reopen drop-down menu, click Reopen only. Then, click Reopen only. Reopen closed project board drop-down menu

Reopening an organization-wide project board

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your profile. Profile photo

  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization. organization icons

  3. Under your organization name, click Projects. Projects tab for your organization

  4. Above the open projects list, click Closed. Highlighted option to click "closed" above open project board list

  5. In the closed projects list, click the name of the project board. Select closed project board

  6. On the top-right side of the project board, click Menu.

  7. Choose whether to sync automation for your project board or reopen your project board without syncing.

    • To reopen your project board and sync automation, click Reopen and sync project. Select "Reopen and resync project" button
    • To reopen your project board without syncing automation, using the reopen drop-down menu, click Reopen only. Then, click Reopen only. Reopen closed project board drop-down menu

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