Gmail Tips and Tricks – How to view archive emails in Gmail?

Gmail offers a feature called Archive where one can move the unwanted emails and use it for feature. This is a great Gmail feature, instead of deleting a message, you can archive it and the email will move from your Inbox.

The emails moved to Archive are not visible in your Inbox or under any label. Gmail introduced a feature called All Mail, where you can view all the messages from your Inbox and Labels and from Archive.

Gmail counts the storage space used in Archive folder. When you do a search Gmail brings the files in Archive folder then you can decide to move to Inbox or label it.

So when you send an email to Archive, you can create a Label called Archives, this way when you click Archive Label, you can view all the emails in Archive folder.


  • Go to settings and click labels. you will find option SHOW / HIDE.
  • Click ALL MAIL to show.
  • Now you can see all the emails.

Note: You cannot create a Label called Archive but create Archives, and assign the label before you Archive.

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Gmail Tips and Tricks – Gmail Labels vs Folders

Gmail Logo What is the difference between email folders and Gmail Labels?


Gmail Labels Folders
You can apply any number of Labels to 1 single message 1 email can be sent to only one folder or you can only copy emails to multiple folder
Gmail uses conversation and one label can track all the conversation NA
A conversation can have email from Sent or Draft or Inbox or Archive. Label can pull all that when you click on it You will have to remember where every related message is
You have the option of searching the conversation by Label This may not be the same with Folders
You can add more labels later You have to copy the emails to more folders
You can delete or remove the label applied to an email by one click You cannot do it easily
So these are only the theory of the difference between Labels and Folders. If you start using Gmail labels you will see more differences.

My opinion is Labels are the best.

If you have any questions or suggestions please post a comment.

Dave 🙂