How to Delete or Re-Open a Matter in Google Vault

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

How to delete or reopen a Google Vault matter step-by-step with images

Step 1

How to Delete or Re-Open a Matter in Google Vault - Step 1

To share a matter and grant someone access to it, open Vault at https://vault.google.com and select Matters.

Step 2

How to Delete or Re-Open a Matter in Google Vault - Step 2

To see deleted matters

Click the drop-down next to Status and select Closed.

Step 3

How to Delete or Re-Open a Matter in Google Vault - Step 3

Restoring deleted matters

Check the box to the left of a matter to select it, then click Reopen or Delete.

You can find deleted matters by switching the Status to Deleted. You can still restore them in the next 30 days. 

When 30 days pass after you delete a matter, it gets permanently deleted, and it’s not possible to restore it anymore.

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