Retrieving deleted content

HI folks

I’m new to Contentful and am wrangling feedback from our users. We have no way of retrieving deleted content modules in our instance of the CMS, is this something that comes out of the box? Can the Archive function be utilised to prevent editors losing content by mistake? Any advice welcomed



Hi @eliza.tyrrell,

There’s unfortunately not a way to directly recover items that have been deleted in your spaces. However, if you do keep a backup of your items (using an implementation such as the Sync API), it should be possible for you to track and recreate items that you may have deleted it by mistake.

Making use of our archive status, instead of giving editors the ability to directly delete entities, will also provide a better implementation for your editorial workflow, as you can easily republish them at any time.