Unable to restore a user account deleted more than 20 days ago


When trying to restore a user who was deleted over 20 days ago, you are unable to locate it at the Recently deleted filter in the Admin console.


  • Admin console 


A user cannot be restored if one of the following conditions is met:

  • Twenty days or more have passed since the user account deletion.
  • An available user license does not exist for the service or edition that was previously assigned to the user.
  • The domain is no longer available or has been moved to a different Google Workspace account.


You can restore a user account (including administrator accounts) up to 20 days after deleting it. After 20 days, the data is gone and you cannot restore it.