View previous versions of Office files

View previous versions of a file

Version history in Office only works for files stored in OneDrive or SharePoint Online. For more info, see Save a document to your OneDrive.

  1. Open the file you want to view.

  2. Click FileInfoVersion history

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

  4. If you want to restore a previous version you've opened, select Restore.

Note: If you sign in with a personal Microsoft account, you can retrieve the last 25 versions. If you sign in with a work or school account, the number of versions will depend on your library configuration.

SharePoint Online versioning

If you work in a SharePoint Online environment you have some powerful versioning tools at your fingertips. SharePoint Online libraries offer version tracking, sharing, and recycle bin storage when you delete something. For more info on versioning in SharePoint Online, see:

How does versioning work in a SharePoint list or library

Restore a previous version of an item or file in SharePoint

Enable and configure versioning for a list or library