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Archiving and unarchiving prototypes, freehands, and boards

This article provides answers for InVision V6. If you’re on InVision V7, please check out this article instead. Not sure which version you're using? Find out now.

With InVision, you can archive projects that are no longer relevant or needed. If at some point you need to revisit that project, you can easily unarchive it and continue working.

Unless you're on an Enterprise plan, only the owner of a project can archive and unarchive it. Learn more about Enterprise roles and permissions.

Archiving prototypes, freehands, and boards

Archiving prototypes

If you need to archive specific screens from a prototype, check out this article instead: Archiving and deleting screens in a prototype

To archive a prototype:

  1. Sign in to InVision and navigate to the Projects page.
  2. Hover over a prototype and click the ••• (more) icon.
  3. Click Archive.
  4. Confirm by clicking Yes, Archive Prototype.
User archiving a prototype

At the moment, it isn't possible to archive Studio prototypes.

Archiving freehands

To archive a freehand:

  1. Sign in to your account and navigate to the Projects page.
  2. Click the Freehands tab.
  3. Hover over the desired freehand and click the ••• (more) icon.
  4. Click Archive.
  5. Click Yes, Archive Freehand.
User archiving a freehand

Archiving boards

To archive a board:

  1. Sign in to InVision and click the Boards tab.
  2. Hover over the board you want to archive and click the ••• (More) button.
  3. Click Archive.
  4. In the Archive Board modal, click Yes, Archive Board.
User archiving a board

Archiving projects on the Enterprise plan

If you're on an Enterprise plan, the Projects page looks a bit different. To archive an Enterprise prototype, freehand, or board:

  1. Sign in to your InVision Enterprise account in enterprise-name.invisionapp.com
  2. Hover over the desired project and click the ••• (more) icon.
  3. In the drop-down, click Archive.
  4. In the Archive modal, click Yes, Archive [Prototype/Board/Freehand]
Archiving a prototype, freehand, or board in a V6 Enterprise plan

Restoring archived prototypes, freehands, and boards

Unarchiving prototypes

To unarchive a prototype:

  1. Sign in to InVision and navigate to the Projects page.
  2. Click the My Projects drop-down and select Archived.
  3. Hover over a prototype and click the Unarchive? button.
  4. Confirm by clicking Finish.

    You will be taken to the prototype page.

User unarchiving a prototype

Unarchiving freehands

To unarchive a freehand:

  1. Sign in to InVision and navigate to the Projects page.
  2. Click the My Projects drop-down and select Archived.
  3. Navigate to the Freehands tab.
  4. Hover over a prototype and click the Unarchive? button.
  5. Confirm by clicking Finish.

    You will be taken to the freehand page.

User unarchiving a freehand

Unarchiving boards

To unarchive a board:

  1. Sign in to InVision and navigate to the Projects page.
  2. Click the My Projects drop-down and select Archived.
  3. Navigate to the Boards tab.
  4. Hover over the board you want to restore and click Unarchive?
  5. Click Yes, Activate Board.

    You will be taken to the board page.

User unarchiving a board

Unarchiving projects on the Enterprise plan

To unarchive a prototype, freehand, or board in an Enterprise:

  1. Sign in to your InVision Enterprise account in enterprise-name.invisionapp.com
  2. Navigate to the Archived tab.
  3. Hover over a project and click the Unarchive? button.
  4. Confirm by clicking Finish.

    You will be taken to the project page.

Unarchiving a prototype, freehand, or board in a V6 Enterprise plan