How To Enable Version History Tracking On SharePoint Document Library


SharePoint’s Version History option allows you to view the entire trail of versions as well as easily restore previous versions in case you catch errors or any omissions in the current version. Moreover, if versions after some specific date are in doubt, it’s also possible to restore the document exactly to a point where the information is very much accurate and relevant.


Additionally, version history allows organizations to identify the appearance of a specific document at a specific point of time. Some SharePoint libraries may have the version history tracking fully enabled upon creation. Hence, any user having permissions to effectively manage the SharePoint list will have to enable this setting.


Let’s go through the steps involved in enabling Version History Tracking –

Step 1 :

Go to Documents library.


Step 2 :

Click ribbon’s Library tab


Step 3 :

Select the option “Library Settings“. You will get redirected to the page where you will find all of the Documents library settings


Step 4 :

Select Versioning settings link. You will get to see the Version Settings page


Step 5 :

Select option “Create major versions


SharePoint- Enable Version History Tracking


Step 6 :

Click OK button at the bottom of page. You will be redirected to the page with “Documents library settings


Step 7 :

From the side navigation, click “Documents“. You will return to the library

Hopefully, this tutorial fully explains the steps involved in enabling Version History Tracking.


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