How To See Version History In Onedrive

OneDrive is a fantastic cloud storage solution that allows me to access my files from anywhere and collaborate with others. As someone who frequently works on different devices, it’s important for me to be able to keep track of changes made to my files. That’s why I love the version history feature in OneDrive. In this article, I’ll guide you through the process of accessing and utilizing the version history in OneDrive, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you can easily revert to previous versions of your documents.

Accessing Version History

To access the version history of a file in OneDrive, first, open your OneDrive account in a web browser. Navigate to the folder where the file is located. If you’re unsure of the file’s location, you can use the search bar at the top of the page to search for the file by name.

Once you’ve found the file, right-click on it or select the ellipsis (…) next to the file name. From the drop-down menu, choose “Version history”. OneDrive will then display a sidebar on the right-hand side of the page, showing all the available versions of the file.

Browsing Versions

In the version history sidebar, you’ll see a list of versions of the file, with the most recent version at the top. Each version is timestamped, so you can easily identify when the changes were made. To view a specific version, simply click on it, and OneDrive will load that version of the file in a new tab or window.

When browsing versions, you can still perform actions on the file, such as downloading or sharing. If you need to compare different versions, you can open them in separate tabs or windows and switch between them. This makes it easy to identify any changes that were made and decide which version you want to keep.

Restoring Previous Versions

If you want to restore a previous version of the file, navigate to the desired version in the version history sidebar. Once you’re viewing that version of the file, click on the ellipsis (…) next to the file name and select “Restore”. OneDrive will then replace the current version of the file with the selected version, preserving the original version as a previous version in the version history.

It’s important to note that restoring a previous version will overwrite the current version of the file. So before you proceed with the restoration, make sure you have a backup of any changes you’ve made to the current version, if needed.


Being able to access and utilize the version history feature in OneDrive is a game-changer for me. It gives me the peace of mind of knowing that I can easily revert to previous versions of my files if something goes wrong. Whether it’s restoring a deleted section of a document or going back to an older version that I preferred, OneDrive’s version history feature has proven to be invaluable. I hope this article has been helpful in guiding you through the process of accessing and using the version history in OneDrive.