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Retrieve Deleted Defect List Items from the Recycle Bin


To retrieve a previously deleted defect list item from the Recycle Bin.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions: 'Admin' level permissions on the project's Defect List tool.
  • Additional Information:
    • When a defect list item is deleted, it will be archived in the defect list tool's Recycle Bin. Defect List items are never permanently deleted from Procore.
    • Any defect list item can be retrieved from the Recycle Bin regardless of whether its status was set to 'Open' or 'Closed' or whether it was 'Unresolved' or 'Resolved' when it was deleted.


  1. Navigate to your project's Defect List tool.
  2. Click the Recycled Defect List Items view option.
    Note: The total number of deleted items in the Recycle Bin will be displayed in parentheses.
  3. If  you cannot locate the item you want to retrieve from the Recycle Bin, you may need to change the filter options. By default, you will only see 'Open' defect list items. Therefore, if you are trying to retrieve a 'Closed' defect list item from the Recycle Bin, you will need to change the 'Status' filter option to either show 'All' or 'Closed' items.
  4. Click View next to the item you wish to retrieve.
  5. Click the Retrieve button. 
  6. Change the view option to 'All Items' in order to view the retrieved item.