Add Recycle for deleted tasks in Plan
Currently there is no possibility to restore deleted tasks and no option to restrict deletion. Assigned person can delete task and say after that haven't seen it.
In other case, deletion can be done by reason. Nevertheless, ability to restore is important.
Both situations can be handled by old good Recycle for deleted tasks, placed under Plan options. With ability to restore task with all important info: attaches, comments, check list etc. Restore of bucket and labels is nice to have.
Why is this vital component missing from Planner? A team member accidentally deleted a bucket with many tasks - in progress and yet to be done. We have not way of recovering the bucket or all the tasks. Hours of work gone in an instant.
Fatmir Limani commented
we had the same problem, many hours for nothing..
I just tried this funcitonality out, set it all up to pilot with a project manager, realised I'd created a copy so tried to delete and "poof"...all the work had gone. That to me is the end of my pilot. We can't afford the double work if someone makes one false click!
Surely this has to be number 1 priority, protecting data isn’t an option it’s a must. If this was implemented the use of planner would increase 10 fold. Time to now focus on this, owner and member permissions.
Bejan Lucian commented
How is this not in top of the voted list, accidentally deleting a plan would/could be a disaster
Mike W commented
Very much needed, as losing tasks is a major issue with this application. This request links to other requests for an audit trail, as they are both an answer to the problem of "where's the task gone" that seems to come up a lot.
Losing a task could be very expensive, so any proper application needs ways to ensure it does not happen. The problem really stems from the fact that changes are very easy to do - drag and drop, no confirm dialogue, etc. - making incorrect changes more likely.
Planner Buckets needs an archive capability. A way to set a bucket to "Archive" or otherwise hide buckets is critical. We complete a dozen Campaigns (buckets) a month and the completed items scroll off to the right. We should have a way to archive or hide
-- completed buckets, or
-- buckets without changes over a certain age, or
-- buckets with zero tasks due, or
-- buckets by date (last year?), or
-- buckets we select as "Archived."
A filter to display archived buckets, especially with options to display them by year or age, would be helpful. Plus, as others have said, having to drag a bucket across dozens or hundreds of bucket columns is extremely poor UI design.
Milos Denic commented
I made a copy of a plan and then I deleted the copy, it also deleted the original!
I had a working plan with so many tickets and just deleted one I didn't need and POOF they are ALL gone!!!
And no way of recovery! At least place a recycle bin for 30 days...
I am angry because I must rewrite a plan that was accidentally deleted!
What’s going on in the minds of people who neglect backup and restore?
If I was taking IT-decisions in my organization, I would never allow anyone to use Planner for serious business. It’s just too expensive to pay people for doing the same work several times.
Abu Ismail commented
This feature is highly desirable
Ian Kirby Canono commented
Why isn't this feature out yet?!
Rae Jobst commented
This request is almost 5 years old, with over 3,300 votes, and almost 700 votes in this thread - and there are other smaller threads.... at least 4,000 votes for this.
Ricardo Nogueira commented
There should be a soft deletion like on other MS365 apps. Without that there is no way to undo accidental (or not) actions from users. Definitely not usable this way for core projects.
Antonio Argentieri commented
It is absolutely necessary otherwise it is useless!
This is a serious shortcoming - it's too risky to roll out Planner if somebody can randomly delete a task with no audit trail and no way of recovering the deleted task. I've searched Power Automate for a workflow template that would generate an email alert whenever a Planner task is deleted - that would provide a basic safeguard - but there's nothing.
Joe Bunn commented
Wow, it's madness that this can't be done! I'm looking at moving over from Trello, but the lack of an archive or recycle bin means I can't recommend it to my organisation
Seems like this would be a standard feature on any enterprise product.
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Just plain stupid to have no way to recover something that contains so much