Are there some way to Keep track of restored versions in Sharepoint Online?

Patrik Lindell 20 Reputation points
2023-06-01T08:41:20.9266667+00:00

I would like to know if it's possible to keep track of which version was restored when restoring a previous version of a document?

If we have a document with 10 versions and i revert to version 5. This reverted copy would become version 11, and I would like for Sharepoint to say in history: This version 11 is based on a restore of version 5.

Then all users would know changes in version 6-10 have been discarded.

One way would be by using comments and check in / check out, but I would like this to be a part of the versioning if possible. The information that document has been restored are already there, at least in Word. In word it says, document has been restored, but not to wich version.

Doesn't seem to be available in Sharepoint Online from what I can see. Does anyone know if this has been possible in earlier versions of On Prem Sharepoint?

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  1. Ling Zhou_MSFT 15,320 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-06-02T06:16:54.5233333+00:00

    Hi @Patrik Lindell,

    Thank you for posting in the community.

    When you restore a file in SharePoint, SharePoint doesn't remove the earlier version you just restored. It creates a copy and makes it the latest version. The version history information is generated by SharePoint and we cannot modify this feature for the time being, for example to make it show that the current version is a recovery of a previous old version. It cannot be modified in the Check in/Check out function either.


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