How to Restore a Document’s Previous Version in SharePoint


With multiple team members working on a library document, there may be times when they may require reverting to an earlier version of the document. This may prove to be handy in case you want to check unwanted changes or just want to perform an analysis to know how specific changes impact a report.


When you restore a document’s previous version, the document reverts back and reflects its previous state. It thus becomes the current version of that document. It must be understood here that a document’s restoration does not lead to overwriting or deletion of its previous versions.


It rather creates a totally new version of that document within the library.
With SharePoint, you can restore a document’s previous version by following these steps-


Step 1 :

Go to “My Project Document’s Version History” window.


Step 2 :

Hover over to a document’s previous version. You will get to see the actions menu


How to Restore a Document Previous Version


Step 3 :

Select the option “Restore” from the menu. A message now gets displayed informing you that the document’s current version will be replaced with the version you have selected.


Step 4 :

Finally, click OK to complete the process.

We hope this tutorial helps you understand the complete procedure to restore a document’s previous version.


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