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I will try to walk through the scenario which leads up to my questions.

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  1. I get an email in my inbox
  2. I drag it over to a label. So the email is removed from the inbox and shows up when I click on the label.
  3. Now, when I am looking at the detailed message and I see the labels listed at the top of the mail. If I click the X on the right of the label in the email to remove it, that works but my question is :

Where does this email go now? I don't see it in the inbox, it is no longer in the view of that label.

Where does an email go in this situation?

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All mail in Gmail is in the All Mail label, unless the message is deleted. Even Inbox is just a label. When you add or remove a label, the email is still in All Mail, it just also shows up in the other label if it's labeled.

Note: even All Mail is a label, it just is the only one that can't be removed (except by deleting the message).

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The All Mail label might not be visible by default. Either click on the "n more" link at the bottom of the labels or go into Mail Settings > Labels to show it. –  w3d Aug 29 '11 at 14:23

Where does this email go now? I don't see it in the inbox, it is no longer in the view of that label.

Where does an email go in this situation?

The emails remains in All mails because it is label too.. now if you are asking how to get these mails in the Inbox follow this..

Go to Manage labels at the bottom of Inbox... then go to filters and remove the filter settings in order to see those mails back in your inbox

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