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5. Archive and delete notes

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Archiving removes notes from your page to keep it clutter-free. But, the notes stay in your account so you can find them later and you still get reminders for them. It’s like moving notes into a filing cabinet for safekeeping, rather than putting them in the trash.

If you need to free up storage space, you can delete notes. Deleted notes are no longer searchable and no longer available to anyone you’ve shared them with. Deleted notes are removed completely from Keep after 7 days.

In this section, you learn how to:

5.1 Archive notes
5.2 Restore archived notes
5.3 Delete notes
5.4 Restore deleted notes
5.5 Permanently delete notes

5.1 Archive notes

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  1. Choose an option:
    • To select a single note, click or tap the note.
    • To select several notes at once from the web, at the top of each note, click Select "".
    • To select several notes at once from mobile devices, touch and hold each note.
  2. To archive a note, on the web, click Archive Archive, or tap More ""and thenArchive (Android), or tap Archive Archive (iOS).
Note page with Archive selected at the far right

5.2 Restore archived notes

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  1. Click or tap Menu "".
  2. Click or tap Archive Archive.
  3. Click or tap the note to open it.
  4. Click or tap Unarchive Restore.
Select Archive at the bottom, then on the next screen, tap it from the top at the far right

5.3 Delete notes

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On mobile devices

  1. Choose an option:
    • To select a single note, tap a note.
    • To select several notes at once, touch and hold each note.
  2. To delete a single note or several notes at once, at the top, tap More ""and thenDelete.
Select more at the bottom right on a note

On the web

Delete a single note or list: Point to it and click More "" > Delete note.

Delete several notes or lists at once: At the top of each note or list, click Select "". Then, at the top of the page, click More "" > Delete notes.

On the web, select More to click Delete a note

5.4 Restore deleted notes

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  1. Click or tap Menu ""and thenTrash.
  2. Open the note you want to restore and click or tap More ""and thenRestore.
    After you delete a note, you have 7 days to recover it.

Select trash at bottom. On the next screen, More from the bottom right, then Restore

5.5 Permanently delete notes

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  1. Click or tap Menu ""and thenTrash.
  2. Click Empty Trash, or tap More""and thenEmpty Trash.

Select Trash at the bottom, then on the next screen, Empty Trash from the top

 

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