How do I use Versioning in OneDrive?

Versioning in OneDrive can be enabled by performing the following steps.

If you plan to make heavy use of the collaborative features of your OneDrive for Business library, you should enable the versioning feature. Versioning allows you to:

  • Track history of a version, such as when it was changed and by whom.
  • Restore a previous version.
  • View a previous version so that you can compare it with another version.

Versioning Settings

1. After logging into UIC's OneDrive by going to, Next, you'll need to click on "Return to Classic One Drive" on the lower left hand corner of the page.

Enter classic mode

2. Once in the new interface you'd need to click on the "GEAR" icon to the left og your name in the top right hand corner of the page. Next click on the "Ribbon" section and turn it "ON".

Enable Ribbon

Enable Ribbon

3. Next click on "Library" in the top left hand side of the page.

Click Library Tab

4. Click on "Library Settings" on the right in the "Settings" subsection.

 Library Settings


5. Click on "Versioning Settings" under "General Settings".

Click Versioning Settings

6.  These are the recommended Versioning Settings, but feel free to tweak these to your needs.

Recommended settings

7.  Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the OK button to enable this selection.


Using Versioning

When versioning has been enabled, you will be able to see as far as ten versions back of a document.

1.  Select a file in the document library so that a check mark appears to the left of the document name.

Check Mark

2. Click on the three "dots" at the top and select version history.

Select version history after clicking on the thee dots



4.  A Version History dialog box appears that looks like the following: 

Version history


5.  When you click on the three dots after the "modified date" column, you’ll get a pull-down that offers you the choice to ViewRestore, or Delete the document.




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