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Accidental description delete

Gregoire de Mortillet May 14, 2018


I was editing the description of a Trello card when I accidentally delete 90% of the content (about 40 lines of description, then I clicked SAVE... 

Is there any way to recover this loss of text or find the previous version saved somewhere?

Thank you for your help.

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Daniel Eads _unmonitored account_
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May 14, 2018

Hi Gregoire,

It's going to feel a bit hackey but you can follow these instructions to recover the old description. The data is still on the board, so you are able to recover it from the JSON loaded by your browser.


Gregoire de Mortillet May 14, 2018


It works perfectly! =D

Thanks a lot Daniel.

Esben Sune Rasmussen September 27, 2018

This solution did not work for me, is it somehow restricted based on which Plan you are on?

m.linke October 15, 2019

Works for me, too (using Firefox)
Thanks a lot for the advice !
But it somehow took a while--- perhaps I had a typo or something needed to get updated...


some extra : 
one can play with the functions, eg. get info for the entire board

fmquaglia_wp October 12, 2021

Worked really well for me. Thanks!

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Mike W-M May 19, 2020

I've just used a Chrome extension called "Trello Card History" to recover some card names.

It examines the JSON for you without requiring you to export, so it was pretty useful for looking at several cards.



rosita_loth May 24, 2023

Wouw thanks time saver hahaha

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Dasha Shakov August 24, 2021

For anyone who stumbles upon this post – I recommend checking out Backups for Trello, an automated backup & recovery Power-Up for Trello.

With Backups for Trello, if you accidentally delete a card, list, or an entire board, you can easily bring it back in a few clicks.

You can find Backups for Trello here:

Happy to answer any questions anyone has about the solution!

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