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OneDrive Version History Adds Support for All File Types, Office Insiders in Slow Ring on Windows Updates

Microsoft has expanded the version history in OneDrive to now supports all file types for personal account, that brings the ability to see and restore older versions of all files store in OneDrive.

Previously, only Office files were supported in version history, but the change allows users to see and restore older versions of all their OneDrive files including PDFs, CAD files or even photos and videos getting accidentally edited—you’ll always be able to restore or download a previous version.

OneDrive will keep an older version of files for 30 days.

Expanded version history support has started rolling out and will be available to everyone this summer.

Here is to how use version history in OneDrive: Navigate to OneDrive.com, right-click on a file to restore or view a previous version of that file and then select Version history. The Version History window open and shows the date of previous revisions, who it was modified by and the size of the previous revision. Now, select the desired revision and either click Open File to view or download it or click Restore to replace the current version with the revision you selected.

See the screen shots below showing on OneDrives’ version history support:

Expand version history on OneDrive
OneDrive documents window displays menu and Version History highlighted for selection
OneDrive Version History Window
OneDrive window displaying Version History of selected file
Open desired revision from OneDrive Version history Windows
Version History for a selected file and Restore option

Microsoft in a major update release for Office Insiders in the Slow ring on Windows, pushed some new features like you can now use 3D models in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook “to increase visual and creative impact in your documents, workbooks, presentations, and messages.”

The update that increases the version number to 1707, also brings in a morph transition in PowerPoint for ‘cinematographic animations’ between slides.

Collaborative editing is another feature that’s added to Excel, and allows multiple users to edit a spreadsheet at the same time.

AutoSave for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is added as well that automatically saves changes for documents, workbooks, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can also see others’ updates in seconds.

To sign up for Office Insider builds, you’ll need to be a paid Office 365 subscriber, and then you can open any Office app and go to File -> Account to turn on Insider Previews.

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