OneDrive gets Version History to Restore older Versions of all your Files

One of most impressive feature and the reason I have always used Dropbox is the revision history. This feature is now coming to one OneDrive and is one of the most requested features for all types of file for OneDrive personal account. In case you accidentally delete or edit files, you can restore it. This works with files includes  PDFs, CAD files or even your photos and videos. The older version can be restored within 30 days. Microsoft has started rolling out the expanded version history support and will be available to everyone this summer.

How to use the version history in OneDrive

  • Navigate to, right-click the file you want to restore or view a previous version and then select Version history.
  • This will reveal the date of the previous revisions, who it was modified by and the size of the previous revision.
  • select your desired revision and either click Open File to view or download it or click Restore to replace the current version with the revision you selected.

Image of the OneDrive Documents window with the menu displayed and Version History highlighted for selection.

Image of window displaying the version history of a selected file.

Image of the version history for a selected file and the Restore option is highlighted for selection.

That said, here is what is missing for few. There is no way to restore the whole directory which could be useful when you have tons of files or comes in handy when you are attacked by ransomware and accidental modification.  Restore files one by one or even checking on it will be a hell of a job for anybody.

via OneDrive Blog

Ashish Mohta
A die-hard fan of Windows, PC Gaming, and Xbox. He is a seasoned content writer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He is a specialist in writing about Windows, software reviews, troubleshooting Windows, and automation.


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