How To Access Your Archive On Trello

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Having used Trello for some time, you likely have a large number of boards and cards. Finding a particular card or board may become challenging. Thankfully, Trello has an archive feature that can help. In this article, I will demonstrate how to access your Trello archive, as well as offer some helpful tips and tricks.

What is the Trello Archive?

The Trello archive is a feature that allows you to store boards, lists, and cards that you no longer need on a regular basis. Archiving a board, list, or card removes it from your main view but keeps it accessible whenever you need it in the future. It’s like having a virtual storage room for all your old Trello content.

Accessing Your Archive

To access your Trello archive, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Trello web application or mobile app and log in to your account.
  2. Navigate to the Trello home page, which shows all your boards.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  4. On the right-hand side, you’ll find a section called “More” – click on it.
  5. A dropdown menu will appear – click on “Archived Items.”

And voila! You’ve accessed your Trello archive.

Working with Your Archived Items

Once you’re inside your Trello archive, you’ll see a list of all your archived boards, lists, and cards. From here, you have a few options:

  • If you want to restore a specific board, list, or card to your main view, simply click on it, and then click the “Send to Board” button.
  • If you want to permanently delete an item from your archive, click on it, and then click the “Delete” button.
  • If you want to search for a specific item within your archive, you can use the search bar at the top of the page to find it quickly.

Personal Tip: I find it helpful to organize my archived items into different categories or folders, just like I do with my active boards. This way, I can easily locate and retrieve the content I need without getting overwhelmed by a long list of archived items.


Accessing your archive on Trello is a simple process that can help you stay organized and keep your main Trello view clutter-free. By following the steps outlined in this article, you’ll be able to access your archive, restore items to your main view, and even permanently delete items if needed. Take advantage of this useful feature to keep your Trello workspace tidy and efficient.