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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 Gmail Help.


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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


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Just search for -label:inbox.


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You can't remove just the archive button (sadly) but you can remove all 3 of the hover buttons via the settings menu Go Cog=>Settings=>General Then in the "Hover Actions" section and choose "Disable Hover Actions"


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Our company's email is hosted by Google Apps, and I asked Google Enterprise Support the same question. They answered that the search syntax for archived messages is: has:nouserlabels -in:Sent -in:Chat -in:Draft -in:Inbox Here's the reference documentation for Gmail's search: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7190?hl=en


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I deleted my Promotions labels thinking I wouldn't need it anymore but I prefer it over the new inbox so I searched a little and this seems to have worked: Create a new label with the same name as the Smart Filter, in my case "Promotions" Create a new filter and enter the value "label:^smartlabel_promo" in the "Has the words" field. When you do a sample ...


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You can use in:(anywhere -inbox) label:unread or in:anywhere label:(unread -inbox) in:anywhere is the same as "All Mail": mails in inbox, archived, and sent mails. When used in conjection with labels, like label:any, it further expands to trash, spam, draft as well. The () after the : makes it an AND operator: all conditions inside () must be fulfilled....


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An archived email is just an email with the inbox label removed. Search for it, or open a label that it should be in, then click on move to inbox.


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In addition to the other answers that show how to find your answer again, you can always get it back immediately after archiving it by clicking "Undo" in the message that appears just after the action: I have used this "undo" feature many times. Also works for deleted messages.


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Unfortunately in Gmail you cannot search for an email based on the date it was archived.


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Unfortunately, no, there's no activity log within Gmail that's accessible to users. The only "undo" option there is, really, is what's available immediately after performing an action. So, recovering what you happened to have labeled "inbox" doesn't seem practical. At best, you could look through your messages in "all mail" for the past month or so and see ...


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Actually, Sent mail in Gmail isn't a folder nor a label. It's a system view similar to "All Mail". The only way to remove messages from there is by deleting them. Remarks (Update) As @user829755 found some web pages suggests the use of IMAP client to remove messages from the Sent. According to bkc56 in Managing Sent Mail this could work temporarily but ...


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The only way to lose a message is to delete it. Archiving a message will never delete it. Assuming that a filter isn't used to automatically apply a label, the incoming email will only have the inbox label. As you work with the message you can manually add multiple labels. The Archive command removes the inbox label from the message/conversation. If the ...


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Your problem is the order that the filters were applied. If messageA is directed by filterx to get labelX and told to skip the inbox; then filterb that applies label2016 never sees messageA. The query: to:me after:2015/01/01 before:2016/01/01 label:inbox gets all messages with the inbox label. The query: to:me after:2015/01/01 before:2016/01/01 ...


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You can create a filter if you use the condensed short syntax like so: -label:{inbox trash sent spam} This won't overly help your situation though, since filters only operate on incoming mail. Your best alternative at this stage may be to bookmark the search so you can quickly mark all as read. For something a little more persistent, you could enable the ...


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Archiving an email is just a solution to hide so many emails from Inbox. You can anytime view these emails on label "All Mails" shown on left panel on gmail.


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The after: and before: search operators act on messages that were sent or received after or before those dates respectively. From Gmail Help - Advanced Search after: before: older: newer: Search for messages sent or received during a certain period of time (using the date format yyyy/mm/dd) Example: after:2004/04/16 before:2004/04/18 ...


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You've got it a bit backwards there. "Archive" simply means to remove the "Inbox" label. So, if something is "unarchived", it means it's still in your Inbox. label:Family in:inbox Just a note: AND is superfluous, because the search is implicitly "AND". Also, "NOT" does not work. - is used for negation.


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Gmail does not automatically archive anything unless you tell it to do so. Check your Gmail filters to see which of them have the "Skip the Inbox" action checked.


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It shouldn't be hard to find them. Even archived e-mails are in the All mail selection, see the picture below. If you don't see them there, you probably deleted them by mistake (then you should try to check the trash). Try also other options on the menu.


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I'll try and answer the components of your overall question, but there is no easy way to remove the Archive button, here are some suggestions though on how to work around it. How can you get rid of the Archive button: there is no easy way to do this using any of Gmail's native settings. Also, I would argue that removing the Archive button would just leave ...


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You can remove the archive button by: click on the settings cog >> settings >> general >> hover actions then change it from: Enable hover actions - Quickly gain access to archive, delete, mark as read and snooze controls on hover to Disable hover actions (I kept accidentally archiving too, it was very annoying!)


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Archive in Gmail just means that the inbox label has been removed. Select an email by opening it or checking it, then one of the buttons at the top of the page will allow you to archive the email. Archiving works best if you have at least one other label on the message. That means that the message can be found under that label. The strength of Gmail is ...


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The default is to delete the entire conversation. If you're hitting the big "Delete" button near the top of the page then that's what is happening. However, it is possible to delete individual messages from a conversation. While viewing the conversation you need to open the menu for the individual message. (It's the down arrow next to the reply button.) ...


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If you can remember who is the sender or his mail id or part of his name, try to search with this information in the search box on the top of the page.


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Labs. There's Send and Archive lab: but there isn't a "Not Spam and Archive" lab. Why don't you Suggest a Labs Feature?


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You can use CutePDF, etc. from within Outlook or Thunderbird. Select several emails and 'print' using CutePDF. PDFCreator, is supposed to work similarly.


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