How To See Archived Cards In Trello

Trello is known for its flexibility in managing projects and tasks. One of the features that make it unique is the ability to archive cards. This allows you to de-clutter your board without permanently deleting important information. But how do you view these archived cards when you need to? This article will guide you through the process.

Step 1: Navigate to Your Trello Board

After logging into your Trello account, navigate to the board which contains the archived cards you want to view.

Step 2: Open the Archive

On the right-hand side of the screen, you’ll find the ‘Show Menu’ button. Click on this button and a sidebar menu will pop out. From this menu, select ‘More’ and then ‘Archived Items’. This takes you to the archive for that particular board.

Step 3: View Your Archived Cards

Once you’re in the archive, you can view all your archived cards. They’re listed in the order they were archived, with the most recent ones at the top. If you want to view the details of a particular card, simply click on it.

Step 4: Take Actions on Archived Cards

From the archive, you can also take actions on your cards. To the right of each card, there are ‘Send to Board’ and ‘Delete’ buttons. ‘Send to Board’ will unarchive the card and send it back to the board. ‘Delete’ will permanently delete the card.

Using the Search Function to Find Archived Cards

If you’re looking for a specific archived card, Trello’s search function can help. On your Trello home screen, there’s a search bar at the top. Simply type in the name of the card you’re looking for, press enter, and Trello will display all the cards that match your search term. To view only archived cards, click on the ‘Show only archived cards’ checkbox on the left side of the screen.


Being able to view archived cards in Trello is a powerful feature that can help you track past work, reflect on completed projects, or retrieve important information. With this guide, you can now navigate to your archived cards and manage them effectively. Happy Trello-ing!