How To Retrieve Archived Emails In Gmail

Many times, we archive our emails in Gmail to declutter the inbox without deleting emails that may be important in the future. However, there are times when we need to retrieve these archived emails. In this blog post, we will walk you through step-by-step on how to retrieve archived emails in Gmail.

What is Archiving Emails?

Archiving emails helps to keep your inbox clean. It moves emails out of your inbox into the ‘All Mail’ label, so they don’t clutter your inbox. The important thing to note is that archiving an email doesn’t delete it. It just places the email in a different location in your Gmail.

How to Retrieve Archived Emails?

Method 1: Using the Search Bar

The easiest way to find an archived email is to search for it using the search bar on top of your Gmail page.

You can just type in keywords from the email you’re looking for, such as the sender’s name, subject, or any text that was in the email.

For example, if you’re looking for an email from John Doe, just type “John Doe” into the search bar and press Enter. Gmail will then display all emails from John Doe, including both the ones in your inbox and the ones you’ve archived.

Method 2: Using the “All Mail” Label

If you’re not sure about the specific details of the email to search for it, you can retrieve your archived emails by viewing all your emails under the ‘All Mail’ label.

Here are the steps:

  • On the left side of your Gmail page, scroll down until you find “More”.
  • Click on “More” to expand the list of labels.
  • Then, click on “All Mail”. This will display all your emails, including the ones you’ve archived.

You can then scroll through your emails or use the search bar within ‘All Mail’ to find your archived email.


Retrieving archived emails in Gmail is a simple process that can be done in two ways: using the search bar or using the ‘All Mail’ label. If you have any questions about this process, don’t hesitate to drop it in the comment section. Happy emailing!