How to Recover an Archived Email in Gmail

Gmail has this unique feature – with the help of it potential users can archive their emails, instead of deleting them permanently. When you archive them, all the messages will be moved to a label called “All Mail.”


How to Archive Emails

  • To archive emails, you need to sign-in to your Gmail.
  • Take the cursor over the particular message that you wish to archive
  • You will see an arrow icon pointing downwards
  • Click Archive

Note: You can complete the task without moving the cursor over the message. Simply turn on the keyboard shortcuts and press the letter ‘E’. It will automatically go to the archive label. Remember, “The message will come back to your inbox when someone replies to it.

How and Where to Find Archived Messages/ Emails

The good thing about archived emails is that they won’t be deleted from your mail account. They can retrieve at any time, any moment. To do so, you need to follow the instructions mentioned beneath.

  • Messages that have been archived can be traced or found in the All Mail label on the left side.
  • Click on the “More” label, you will see the All Mail label.
  • This label contains all the messages that have been archived over the course of time.

How to Move Archived Emails Back to Inbox

If no one has sent or replied to that email or thread, you can retrieve the archived messages by –

  • Signing in to the Gmail account
  • Finding the All Mail label
  • Check the box next to the message
  • You will see Move to Inbox icon at the top
  • Click on it and the job is done

Archive Messages on Android Device

For an Android device, the technique is different.

  • On your Android device, open the Gmail App
  • Tap Menu (in the top left)
  • From there, click Settings
  • Now click General Settings and then Gmail default action
  • Tap Archive
  • Confirm before archiving under the Action confirms section

Contact the Gmail customer care via toll-free phone number if your problem is not resolved.

How to Recover a Forgotten Gmail Password


No surprise; you can forget your Gmail password too. This became a common issue when a Gmail account user is unable to get in to mail box and check mail due to incorrect password or when user had forgotten the email account password.

Well, Gmail already worked on it and created this password recovery solution for all Gmail users. They can reset the forgotten password after verifying the email account. You can learn it here.

Steps to recover a Forgotten Gmail Password

Before you proceed for password recovery, you need to make sure you either

  • Have a secondary email address specified for your Gmail account or
  • Have not logged into your Gmail account for 5 days
  • After that you need to go to Gmail sign page and click on Forgot password?
  • If asked, then you need to type your complete Gmail email address over Enter your email on the Account support page
  • Then, you need to click on Next button
  • This will prompt you the further recovery process, though you need to verify your account

Then, you need to answer number of questions so Gmail can verify your account.

  • Simply, enter your answer as well as you can and click on Next button or
  • You can click on Try a different question if you cannot answer or do not have access to the resource a secondary email address, say, or a phone number; this will give you clear guidance for recovery
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How Gmail will verify your account?

A previous password – A previous password can help you here. When you recently changed your password and unable to recall it, you can use the previous password and get in to your Gmail account

Verification using a code if using Two-Step verification method – When you are using the Two-Step Verification method. There will be any of these alternatives to get the control of your account

  • An SMS text message received from Google
  • An app (e.g. Google Authenticator)
  • Printed back-up codes

Enter the phone number used for verification if prompted – You need to enter the phone number which you use for verification

A phone number set up for account recovery in Gmail – When you have set up a phone number for recovery; you will receive an SMS text message from Gmail that contains a verification code, which you need to use. Once you enter that code; you will get the password reset with a new one.

Read Tips and Tricks: If you are using Yahoo mail account and find the steps to change yahoo mail password you can visit at here : How do i change my yahoo mail password.

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