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Difference In Git Repositories In Azure DevOps

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I have two git repositories in a project in Azure DevOps. Why do they display differently? One has a red icon, the other a black icon. What is the difference?

Two different icons

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Answer

The black icon is a fork.

What's in a fork?

A fork starts with all the contents of its upstream (original) repository. When you create a fork, you can choose whether to include all branches or limit to only the default branch. None of the permissions, policies, or build pipelines are applied. The new fork acts as if someone cloned the original repository, then pushed to a new, empty repository. After a fork has been created, new files, folders, and branches are not shared between the repositories unless a PR carries them along.

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source: stackoverflow.com
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