Microsoft OneDrive - Version History

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This is the third tutorial in our Microsoft OneDrive series. In our last tutorial, we discussed how to open and edit files online. This article discusses how OneDrive saves versions of files enabling users to revert back from changes they have made. If you are unfamiliar with OneDrive and haven't read our previous articles, read our Getting Started article before continuing with this tutorial.

With online version history, you can see and restore older versions of all your files in your OneDrive. Version history works with all file types, including PDFs, CAD files, photos, and videos. If you need to, you might be able to restore deleted OneDrive files from the recycle bin.

  1. Go to the OneDrive website and sign in with your roundrocktexas.gov email account and password.

  2. Right-click the document for which you want to restore an earlier version, and then click Version history.

  3. Version history appears in the Details Pane. Select the ellipses (...) next to the version of the document that you want to restore, and then click Restore.

    Screenshot of restoring a files in OneDrive for Business from the version history in the Details Pane in the modern experience
  4. If you see a confirmation message, click OK.
    The document version you selected becomes the current version. The previous current version becomes the previous version in the list.

 

Next Steps

At this point in the tutorial, we have learned that our files are being synced to OneDrive, how to access and edit files from the OneDrive website using Microsoft's Online Office applications, and how to restore a previous version of a file. Our next tutorial will take a look at how you can share files and collaborate with others.

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