Using Version History for Microsoft Office Files saved in OneDrive or SharePoint

How To:

  • Using Version History for Microsoft Office Files saved in OneDrive or SharePoint

Applies To:

  • Staff
  • Faculty
  • Students

Steps:

1) You can see version history for Microsoft Office files saved in OneDrive and SharePoint and revert them back to other versions. You can also see who edited the files and view the document versions. Go to the document on the web version of SharePoint Drive or OneDrive and find the file name. On the right-hand side of the file name you will see 3 dots. Right click on the 3 dots and a menu will pop up. Choose Version history. 

Website interface showing a file in a SharePoint library


2) From this screen you can see the modified versions, who modified the file, and the date and time. 

Website interface showing the version of history for a file.


3) To view a version, hover over the date/time and a check box will come up. Click on the drop-down menu and choose View and then click Open Word. You can then see the version of the file.  To Restore the version, choose Restore from the drop-down menu. 

Website interface showing the opening of a file

Website interface showing the Restore option

Details

Article ID: 95119
Created
Fri 1/3/20 10:11 AM
Modified
Wed 10/5/22 10:05 AM