SharePoint Document Library versioning limits are not working correctly

john john 946 Reputation points

I have defined that the limits for the Minor and Major versions to be 5 as follow:-


but i have checked one of the documents, and i can see that the document has 6 minor versions.. any advice why the limits is not been respected?


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  1. CaseyYang-MSFT 10,326 Reputation points

    Hi @john john

    Per my test, "Keep drafts for the following number of major versions" option in versioning settings doesn't limit the number of minor versions. It limits the number of major versions that keeps minor versions. For example, I keep drafts for 5 major versions like 1.0 1.1 2.0 2.1 ... 5.0. Minor version like 1.1 will be deleted when i create major version 6.0.
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    For Reference:
    How versioning works in lists and libraries

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