View previous versions of document without restoring from document library.

adil 1,206 Reputation points


When Documents uploaded to SharePoint document history is created and when user view version history how to view previous versions of document without restoring it

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  1. Yanli Jiang - MSFT 21,126 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @adil ,

    Right click on the space between the item or document name and date, and then click Version History from the menu. You might need to scroll the menu to see Version History.

    If you don't see Version History, click the ellipsis (...) in the dialog and then click Version History.

    You'll see a list of versions of the file.

    In the Version History dialog, hover next to the version you want view and click the down arrow on the right side to get a list of options.

    Click View.


    For more information, please refer to:

    Update on 03/08/2023

    Select one of the versions in the Version history window. Once selected, it will open in the native Microsoft application.



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  2. Guo, Qun 0 Reputation points

    Hi @Yanli Jiang - MSFT ,

    thanks for your reply and guidance. Our users tried this feature and encountered a problem. When opening an older version, a login mask appears and asks for a login name and password. After you have entered the access data, the login mask appears again. If you click on "Cancel", the login mask will be hidden and a backup copy of the corresponding version of the document will be opened. We use SharePoint 2019 Modern and Microsoft 365 for Office applications. Do you also see the login mask? Do you have an idea why this login mask is always displayed?

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