How to archive or restore Paper docs and folders

Only creators and users with editing permission can archive Paper docs. When a Paper doc is archived, it becomes read-only for everyone it was shared with. Creators can also restore an archived doc, delete it, or permanently delete.

How to archive a Paper doc

  1. Open the doc you want to archive.
  2. Click "" (ellipsis).
  3. Click Archive.

How to archive a Paper folder

  1. Sign in to Paper.
  2. Hover over the folder you want to archive.
  3. Click the check box.
  4. Click Archive.

How to restore an archived Paper folder

  1. Click Folders.
  2. Click Archived.
  3. Click the folder.
  4. Click Restore.
  5. Click Restore.

How to permanently delete a Paper folder

  1. Archive the folder.
  2. Click Folders.
  3. Click Archived.
  4. Click the folder.
  5. Click Permanently delete.
  6. Click Permanently delete.

A note on docs archived before June 1, 2017

Paper docs archived before June 1, 2017 will be moved to the Deleted tab in Paper (instead of remaining in Archived).

Previously, Dropbox Paper didn't offer an easy way to delete docs. So, many users would use Archive to remove docs from their list of docs, when they actually meant to delete them. Now that Paper has an option to delete, we'll be moving all archived docs to the Deleted list.

If a doc you'd like to keep ends up in the Deleted list, not to worry: you can easily move these docs back to the Archive list.

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