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Issue: Unable to Import GitHub Repository

I’m trying to import a repository from Heroku to GitHub but I’m getting an error message.

Error Message

No source repositories were detected at Please check the URL and try again.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Go to GitHub.
  2. Enter “Your old repository’s clone URL” with the Heroku app URL:
  3. Observe the error message.

Expected Result

The repository should be imported to GitHub without an error.


The error message suggests that the specified URL is not a valid repository URL. Heroku is a hosting platform and not a version control system like GitHub. To import a repository from Heroku, you need to first clone the repository from Heroku to your local machine using Git and then push it to GitHub.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Clone the Heroku repository to your local machine using Git:

    git clone
  2. Change into the cloned repository directory:

    cd repository-name
  3. Initialize Git in the directory:

    git init
  4. Add the GitHub repository as a remote:

    git remote add origin

    Replace your-username and your-repository with your GitHub username and the name of the repository you want to create on GitHub.

  5. Push the code to GitHub:

    git push -u origin master

    This will push the code to GitHub and create a new repository with the specified name.

After following these steps, your repository should be successfully imported to GitHub.