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Can you name a project the same name of a deleted project?

I deleted a project and I want to create a new project with the same name, but it is not allowing me to use the name. Am I able to override this feature anywhere so that I can use the name of a deleted project?

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Hi @Shelley Black 

On a Cloud Instances if you deleted a project, make sure that you've deleted it from the Trash bin from Jira Settings > Projects > Trash. If the same name string or key string still exist, it should prevent you.

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Name, yes, but not the key.  Jira keeps a record of deleted projects because you may have moved issues out of them into other projects, and it wants to keep the function that ABC-123 still takes you to the original issue even though it's now keyed DEF-456 (A new ABC project with 123 issues in it would break that)

Hmm. I'm seeing an error when trying to use the same name of the project as a deleted project but with a different key. Any suggestions?

Ok, I'm stuck too - I just created a project, added an issue, deleted the project, then tried to create a new one with the same name and key - it stopped me when the key was the same as the old one, but not the name.

I think we might need to ask Atlassian about this one.

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