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How to delete all archived emails? I have many of them in the "All mail folder" but they are mixed with other e-mails.

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  • The “All Mail” folder contains everything that you ever received, regardless of the ulterior labelling of individual emails, so when you remove something from “All Mail”, it gets moved to trash and you don’t find it under its label/folder.
    – Alex
    Apr 3, 2019 at 13:35
  • Some type of search NOT IN:INBOX might help
    – DavChana
    Apr 3, 2019 at 13:36
  • I have many folders. "NOT IN:INBOX" shows many other e-mails, which I need to keep. Apr 4, 2019 at 14:04

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In Gmail, there is no "archive" label.

All emails you sent to "Archive" - Actually removes any other label from it and can be found only later in the "All Mail" label.

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But I found a way to find only the messages sent to the "archive".

Write in the search bar:

has:nouserlabels -in:Sent -in:Chat -in:Draft -in:Inbox

In the search results you will see all the messages which are not under any label, which is actually all the messages you have ever sent to "Archive".

You can now delete all search results...

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  • The archive button only removes the inbox label. It keeps all the other labels. Jul 1, 2019 at 12:16
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    why is this downvoted? this actually works and correctly solves the question
    – Knio
    Jul 27 at 5:36
  • this one should be the solution Oct 29 at 10:05
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I just now found a way around it on android at least.

If you sign into your Gmail account through the Microsoft outlook app all of your archived emails will show up in the archive folder and you can bulk delete them.

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