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If your SharePoint lists or libraries are set to track versions, you can restore a previous version of a list item or file. To learn how you can delete a version, all versions, or just minor versions of an item or file if your list or library is configured for it seeDelete a previous version on an item or file in SharePoint. To turn versioning on, seeTurn on version history in SharePoint.

Updated November 21, 2016 thanks tocustomer feedback.

Open the list or library from the Quick Launch bar.

If the name of your list or library does not appear, clickSite contentsorView All Site Content, and then click the name of your list or library.

Right click on the space between the item or document name and date, and then clickVersion Historyfrom the menu. You might need to scroll the menu to seeVersion History.

If you dont see Version History, click the ellipse (…) in the dialog and then clickVersion History.

Youll see a list of versions of the file.

In theVersion Historydialog, hover next to the version you want and click the down arrow on the right side to get a list of options.

ClickOKto restore the current version as the latest.

Note:SharePoint doesnt remove the earlier version you just restored, it creates a copy and makes it the latest version.

Version History is turned on by default in SharePoint, but if you dont see theVersion Historycommand, version history may be turned off. Depending on how your administrator has set up SharePoint, you may be able to turn on list or library versioning.

For information about SharePoint versioning settings, seeEnable and configure versioning for a list or library.

Also seeHow does versioning work in a list or library?.

Not sure which version you have? SeeWhich version of SharePoint am I using?

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