1. geraldcollis

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    Dec 12, 2011
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    On myiphone and iPad , instead of deleting files they are archived. Where do they go and can I retrieve them. Regards to all.
  2. leelai

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    Apr 24, 2011
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Can you give us more information on this, what app are you using and what type of files are they?

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    A very informative thread from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
  3. Mickey330

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    Aug 30, 2010
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    I'm going to assume you're using Gmail with the stock Mail - mainly because that's the only app I know that automatically makes you start with Archive versus Delete. So, here's some tips (that I "stole" from Apple and Gmail):

    Explanation and Removing Option:
    When you archive a message, it moves to the All Mail folder. It does not delete it from the Gmail account. In addition, it replaces all delete options when using a Gmail account, including using the Trash icon while viewing a message and selecting Edit to manage multiple messages.

    You can disable this feature in Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Gmail Account > Archive Messages

    Where to Find Archived Mail:
    Any message you've archived can be found by clicking the "All Mail" label on the left side of your Gmail page (on the Internet). You can also find a message you've archived by clicking on any other labels you've applied to it, or by searching for it.

    I, personally, hate that feature. If I don't want the Mail, I want it deleted, not archived. Of course, YMMV. So, there you go. If you're not talking about Gmail and the Mail app, my bad and as Leelai asked, please let us know which app you're discussing.

    Hope some of this helps.


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