1. How to find archived cards using the Permanent Archive?
To find/see cards that have been permanently archived, click the Show permanently archived cards icon in the ‘Ready to Arcive’ column on your board.
Important: The Permanent archive is available per workflow. For example, if you click the ‘show permanently archived cards’ icon in the Initiatives workflow you will only see work items that were archived from this workflow. If you want to find cards that have been archived across multiple workflows, you can learn how to do so here.
There are two tabs at the top of the permanent archive panel: ‘Permanent cards archive’ and ‘Browse versions’.
If you are searching for cards from a specific time period, that does not belong to a version, you can look at all cards from that period by going to the ‘Permanent cards archive’ tab that displays a list of all cards that you have archived. The panel allows you to narrow down your search and define the time range for which you want to run the search. Select the from/to dates from the calendar picker and click on ‘search’ to get the matching results.
If a card is a part of a version, you can find it by browsing the versions from the ‘Browse versions’ tab at the top of the window.
2. How to find archived cards with the Advanced Search?
Open the Advanced Search and populate the information you have about the cards you are searching for, e.g. a board or a specific workflow.
1. Before running the search, enable the ‘include archived cards’ configuration from the ‘options’ menu in the bottom right. The search will run through all active and archived cards and will load all results for you.
2. If you want to run the search through archived cards only, you can use the search pill ‘Section’ and choose the value ‘Archive’. It is worth noting that this would also retrieve cards that are located in the 'Ready to Archive' columns (i.e. not archived yet).
Permanently archived cards will be in read-only mode so in case you would like to modify such a card, you would need to un-archive it first. More on this can be found here.