I was trying to mark an email as "Important" in Gmail and accidentally archived it.
Now I cannot locate it, since there is no "archive" label anywhere.
How do I get it back?
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Click on All Mail on the left. When you see the message, open it, and choose the Move to Inbox option to "un-archive" it.
Alternatively, you can use the search feature to locate the message (the search box should be towards the top of the Gmail page).
For more details visit Archive or mute Gmail messages | Gmail Help.
If you want to search for more than one archived email, entering the following into the search bar will list all your previously archived emails:
has:nouserlabels -in:Sent -in:Chat -in:Draft -in:Inbox
To move them back to the inbox, select all the displayed messages (or a subset of them if you only want to restore some of them) and click the icon that says "Move to Inbox" when hovering over it.