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Cannot find an archived page

I believe I or someone in my organization archived a page sometime this year called "General Check Procedure" in the Operations space. I have all permissions and rights in the Operations space.  I have full permissions and rights to my own space and to one other department space. The page was there at some time this year in the Operations space to the best of recollection.

If I search some or all of those words in the Archive folder or in the regular Confluence pages in all my allowed spaces, there isn't a page with some or all of that title.

Are there permissions I lack to view a current or archived page? Does it only show pages I archived? Could it be moved then archived in another space within my company? If so I don't know how to find it.

I don't believe I or anyone deleted it - is there anyway to tell? to see a list of deleted files or for someone in Confluence to search this year's deleted or archived pages?

3 answers

@Richard Zenk Sorry to hear you might be missing an important Page - hopefully you were able to recover using the Archive feature.


My team built an app that provides this same level of backup granularity for all data in Confluence Cloud - Pages, Workspaces, Blog Posts, Attachments, Comments, etc.


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If this add on program was added, would the file be recovered or any files that were deleted once the program was installed?

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Brant Schroeder Community Leader Aug 25, 2022

@Richard Zenk Welcome to the Atlassian community

If you have access to the space then you have access to the space archived pages.  You could use an advanced search to find documents that have been archived.  

Some other posibilities:

  • Page was renamed and is in the space under a different name
  • Page was moved and now is in a space that you do not have access to
  • Page permissions were changed and you can no longer see the page (if you are a space admin you would still see it in the admin section)
  • The page was deleted and now is in the space's trash and would need to be restored

Thanks for the response.  One reply says I cannot restore a deleted file and the other says i can.  

Searched and found this answer to un-delete:

  1. Go to the Space Admin tab of the Browse Spaceview. To do this: Go to a page in the space, open the Browse menu and select Space Admin. ...
  2. Click on Trash from the left panel. A list of deleted pages and emails for the space is displayed.
  3. Click on the Restore link beside the page you want to restore.

I don't know how to find the space's trash or access the Admin tab on the Browse Spacebar.

or how to check if I am an admin?

Brant Schroeder Community Leader Aug 26, 2022

If you are a space admin you space settings in the left hand navigation of the space you are in.

@Richard Zenk 

Welcome to community 

Login to confluence application with Admin previleage 

On left side buttom of screen, Select View all spaces from dropdown, to go to the Space Directory

. Select Archived in directory's navigation and find your space.

         Unfortunately if a space is deleted, it is permanently delete., only option is to restore from backup.


Vikram P

Hi, it is not a space that was deleted but a page.  How would your instructions be modified for a page that was or was not deleted?

@Richard Zenk : you can see a space or page from Archieve.

below screenshots fro reference


Thanks. I checked there but it is not listed.

@Richard Zenk 

Please check in recently "Recently Worked On" on left side of confluence page or "Recently Visited" or "Saved for Later".


Thanks. It is not there in those places. Is there a way to search current, active pages where I changed the title? w/o looking through every line of the change history of every page?

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