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Recover Previous Versions (Office 365)

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When modifying a document, you may want to see version history to review what changes were made or restore the document to a previous version.

Here’s how to view and restore previous versions of a file:

  1. Open the document you want to review then click File.

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  2. Click Info > Version history.

  3. Select a version to open it in a separate window.

    office 365 word history versions

  4. Review the previous version then click Restore.

Restore a previous version in SharePoint

If your SharePoint list or libraries are set to track versions, you can restore a previous version of a list item or file.

To restore a previous version in SharePoint, follow these steps:

  1. Open the list or library. If the name of your list or library does not appear, click Site contents, and then select the name of your list or library. In this example, we will be selecting items in Documents.

  2. Click the ellipses icon then select Version history.

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  3. A list of versions of the file will appear. In the Version history dialog, hover next to the version you want to restore then click the dropdown arrow to get a list of options. Select Restore.

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  4. To restore the current version as the latest version, click OK.


View previous versions of Office files

Restore a previous version of an item or file in SharePoint

How to view or restore document version history 

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