Access or Restore an Archived Team

There may be an occasion when an archived Team needs to be accessed to extract content or restored for reuse. Follow these steps to begin working with your archived Team. Please note that the following can be accomplished in both the Teams app and web client.

Important: Teams that were deployed using the Microsoft Data Sync tool specifically for Bowdoin courses have undergone a name change to avoid collisions with future Team deployments. These Teams are still accessible in the Archive section (directions to location found below.) The naming format is represented by the Team name and a prefix of "Exp" followed by the month and day of expiration. For example DANC1001 becomes "Exp620_DANC1001."

1. From your Teams window, in the left most ribbon, select the "Teams" icon. 

2. In the "Teams" panel, look towards the bottom to find a gear icon, click the gear icon and select "Manage Teams"

3. Inside the new window there will be an option of viewing two types of Teams - Active and Archive.

4 Expand the Archive header.

5. To access the archived Team without restoring it, simply click on the Team name, found under the "Name" header. Here you will be able to review and search data. Note that data in an archived Team cannot be modified.

6. To restore the team, look beyond the column info to the three horizontal dots to the far right, click the dots and select, Restore Team

Please Note: The permission applied to the Team and associated sites may have expired if the Microsoft 365 group backing the resources has been removed. If this is the case, Team owners can modify membership on the Team to allow additional members.


Article ID: 115443
Wed 9/2/20 3:17 PM