Xero Contacts – How to Restore a Contact

by | Jul 17, 2018

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If you have archived a contact in Xero that you need to use again, you can restore it provided there is no other contact with the same name. In this tutorial, we will restore a contact in Xero’s demo company that we archived in our tutorial on how to archive a contact a Xero.

Contacts Section in Xero

To get to the right place in Xero, go to Contacts → All Contacts from the main menu:


How to Restore a Contact in Xero

If there are no contacts in your archive, please archive a contact by following these instructions. Once you have at least one contact in your archive, click on the Archived link on the left-hand side of the main Contacts screen:


Once you are in the archive, click on the name of the contact you wish to restore. For this exercise, we will click on the name 123 Collins:


In the next screen, click on the Restore button on the left-hand side of the screen:


A pop-up box will appear checking whether you want to restore the contact. Click on Restore to continue:


That’s all you need to do to restore an archived contact in Xero. To check that the contact has been restored, navigate to the main Contacts screen and search for it in the list of contacts. Here, we can see our restored contact at the top of the list so we know it has been successfully restored:


Mark Cunningham

Mark Cunningham

Xero Specialist | Udemy Instructor | Small Business Owner

I have been a company accountant for more than 20 years. I am now dedicated to empowering small business owners through my highly-rated and popular Udemy courses on Xero, bookkeeping and accounting.

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