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Understand Your Archive and Cabinet Card

LeanKit's step-by-step guide on understanding your archive and cabinet card. 

In LeanKit, Every board has an archive lane, regardless of your board layout or customizations.

The archive lane is always the top-most, right-most lane in your LeanKit board. You can clearly identify your archive lane by looking for the Cabinet Card icon. You will see multiple cabinet cards if your archive has been split into sub-lanes.

Archive Cards

Cards do not move to the archive lane on your board until you manually move them to the archive lane. However, once a card has been both in the archive lane for 14 days, as well as inactive for 14 days, by default the card will automatically be grouped into  the cabinet card within the archive lane.

Note: The inactivity duration for archiving cards can be configured by your account administrator.

Move Cards Out of the Cabinet Card

You can move a card out of the cabinet card, but you cannot manually move a card into the cabinet card. Cards only move into the cabinet card after they have been in the archive with 14 days of inactivity.

To move a card out of the cabinet card, click on the face of the cabinet card to open it. While you may have multiple cabinets cards on a board (one for each sub-lane within the archive) clicking any one opens a list of all cards in the archive longer than 14 days.  

You can search for a specific card using the search field in the top, and you can check the box next to Match Partial Words to find cards with similar titles to what you are searching for.

You can filter by checking boxes next to where you want to search under Search In, checking boxes next to items you would like to include in your search under Include, selecting dates under Card Added After and Card Added Before, and/or selecting a Card Type or type of work/task in the appropriate dropdown.

Once you have searched and found the card you’re looking for, you can click the little arrow to the left of card’s Date to move the card out of the card cabinet.

By default, the card will automatically be sent to the default drop lane of the board you are currently in.





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