Archiving & Deleting
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When you’re done with a project, you can free up that spot in 2 ways. First, you can delete your projects. This is permanent, and all the data in that project deletes immediately.
You can also archive your project! This means it’s packed away, and you can’t make any changes to it. Everything stays as you left it, and you can un-archive it when you need. Archiving is a better option if you think you’ll be revisiting your work.
Keep in mind that archived projects don’t count against your project total. In other words, if you've hit max capacity, then you archive 5 projects, you’ll have 5 spots available for new projects. The files contained in archived projects do count against your file storage limit.
- Go to the Dashboard and click on the project you want to archive
- Inside the project, click on the “Project Settings” link in the upper right corner of the screen
- Scroll down to the Project Status section and choose Archived, then Save Changes.
Since they’re not active, archived projects don’t appear on your dashboard. There's a link at the bottom of the right sidebar that lists Your Projects.
Navigate to your archived projects from your Dashboard.
Then click on the name of the project that you want to unarchive. Chose Project Settings at the middle of the screen.
Change the Project Status from Archived to Active and click Save Changes. That's it!
- Go to the Dashboard and click on the project you want to delete.
- The click on Project Settings link in the upper right corner.
- Click the Delete this project link in the right sidebar.
These things happen! They definitely used to ruin your mood but you’ll be able to restore any data that was deleted within the last 30 days.
If it's a project that was deleted, any admin will see a link on the sidebar of the dashboard:
Clicking that link will take an admin to a page showing all recently deleted projects, including when they were deleted, and who deleted them:
To recover any of those projects, simply click the corresponding “restore” link, and you’ll be back in business!
Similarly, within any project, there is a link at the bottom of each page visible to any admin:
Following that link will take you to a page listing all data recently deleted from that project, again with when it was deleted and who deleted it:
Clicking the restore link there will let you recover any of that data as well.
The deleted data is only retained for a short time (no more than 30 days). While it’s deleted, those files won’t count towards your data storage limit. Hopefully this will reduce heartburn when someone accidentally deletes that crucial message or mock up!