How To Retrieve Archived Cards In Trello

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If Trello is aiding you in managing business projects, organizing personal tasks, or tracking your team’s workflow, you’ll appreciate its high level of versatility and user-friendliness. Among its many useful features is the option to archive cards, which allows you to remove them from your board without losing any information. But what if you need to access those archived cards in the future? This blog post will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to retrieve them in Trello.

Understanding Trello’s Archive Feature

Before we get into the retrieval process, it’s crucial to understand what happens when you archive a card in Trello. When you choose to archive a card, it’s not deleted. Instead, it’s moved to a separate space away from your active board—to an ‘Archive’. This allows you to clear out completed tasks or irrelevant information from your board without permanently losing the data.

Retrieving Archived Cards in Trello

Here are the simple steps you can follow to retrieve archived cards in Trello:

Step 1: Accessing the Board Menu

Firstly, open the board that contains the archived cards you want to retrieve. At the top right of your screen, you should see a ‘Show Menu’ button. Click on this button to access the board menu.

Step 2: Open the Archive

Once you’re in the board menu, scroll until you see the ‘More’ option. Click on this to expand a dropdown menu. From this dropdown, select ‘Archived Items’. This will take you to the Archive page where all your archived items, including cards, are stored.

Step 3: Retrieve Your Card

On the Archive page, you’ll see a list of all your archived items. Each item should have a ‘Send to Board’ button next to it. Click on the ‘Send to Board’ button next to the card you wish to retrieve. This will move the card back to your board.

Once you’ve done this, your card is no longer archived and will be visible on your board again. It’s that simple!


Trello’s archiving feature is an excellent way to keep your boards clean and organized, without permanently deleting your cards. And as we’ve seen, retrieving these cards is a straightforward process. Now you can confidently archive cards in Trello, knowing you can easily access them whenever you need to!