Are they actually deleted? Or is the project archived?
My testing shows tasks associated with deleted projects look like they get unassociated with the project, but Advanced Search doesn’t appear to count tasks associated with a deleted project as qualifying for the “No Project” filter even though there’s nothing on the task to make this state obvious. @marie, this feels like a bug or feature request.
@Kim_S I do have a potential workaround for you at the bottom after I demonstrate the issue.
Here’s my testing:
I made a test project called “test delete project” and assigned myself a task:
Then I deleted the project:
Two main things to note here is the task appears to no longer be in a project: Both in the project section and in the task story (i.e. “added to test delete project” disappears).
I then tried to search for the task using myself, “No Project” and “Incomplete” as filters:
The results don’t find the “test incomplete” task:
Instead it’s just a couple personal tasks for myself.
There’s a wonky way to kind of do it, but if you have a lot of projects, it’s tough:
Start an advanced search and select Projects->Not in these projects…
Add all of your active projects to this list with other relevant criteria (like assignee, incomplete, etc.)
This will find it (plus any other personal tasks):
Hopefully that might help some (if you have archived projects too, those tasks will show up also).