How To Recover Deleted Card In Trello

If you have inadvertently removed a card from Trello, there’s no need to worry. This tutorial will guide you through recovering the deleted card. However, it’s important to note that Trello does not have a native option for card recovery. Nevertheless, there is a workaround that we will demonstrate for you.

Method 1: Using Trello’s API

This method involves using Trello’s API to recover the deleted card. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Firstly, you need the ID of the deleted card. If you don’t have it, check your browser history for the URL of the card. The ID is the last part of the URL (after the last “/”).
  2. Next, go to[cardID]. Replace [cardID] with the ID of your deleted card.
  3. You should now see a page with the card’s data in JSON format. Look for the ‘idList’ key and note down its value.
  4. Now, it’s time to use the Trello API to recover the card. Use the following URL:[cardID]?closed=false&idList=[idList] . Replace [cardID] and [idList] with their respective values.

Method 2: Using the Browser’s Local Storage

In case you can’t find the ID of the deleted card, you can try recovering it from your browser’s local storage. Here’s how:

  1. First, open your browser and go to Trello’s website.
  2. Next, open the developer tools (F12 on most browsers) and go to the ‘Application’ tab.
  3. Look for the ‘Local Storage’ section in the sidebar and click on the Trello URL.
  4. In the table that appears, find the ‘localStorage’ row and click on it.
  5. A list of keys and their values will appear. Look for a key that starts with ‘card:’ followed by the ID of your deleted card. The value of this key is the data of your deleted card in JSON format.
  6. Now, you can use the same method as above (Using Trello’s API) to recover your card.


Although Trello doesn’t have a built-in feature for recovering deleted cards, you can still retrieve them using Trello’s API or your browser’s local storage. Remember to always keep a backup of your important cards to avoid any loss of data. Happy Trelloing!