Versioning enables you to store, track, and restore items in a list and files in a library as they are changed.

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Does anyone have a way to turn on versioning globally in SharePoint 2007?

Due to a recent act of user stupidity, I've been tasked restoring a file from a backup of our SharePoint site, and due to management decisions, we don't have, and aren't going to get the ability to ...
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SharePoint creating minor version of target page everytime source page changes

I am using Variations. When ever I change some text in source page, SharePoint creates a minor version of same page on target website and asks for it to approve. Is this normal? I am asking because ...
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How do draft item security affect indexing for search?

Some info: In my SharePoint 2010 environment I have set the "Draft Item Security" to "Only users who can edit items". The search service account have Full Read permissions and should be able to index ...
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Error in version display SharePoint 2010

I am getting below error when I try to see the version of an item. Error Item does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user. Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation. ...
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Version History and Version Numbers don't add up

In my SharePoint list, I can see version numbers. When I click a document in the list, I see that Version History in the Documents tab is greyed out, and it does not appear in the context menu for ...
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Display Task Historic Data

I have a Tasks list with versioning enabled. Each task goes through several states (Not Started, In Progress, Completed). Is there an easy way to display for a given task its timeline? For example ...
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Turn on versioning for specific sub-site (aka subweb)

Turn on versioning for specific sub-site (aka subweb) Is versioning at list level only or can it be set to a sub-site?
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Discard an unapproved page checkin in MOSS 2007

Okay, I think I must be missing something obvious here. I have a standard webpart page. Version control and publishing is turned on. There are a number of previous versions. Currently, there is a ...
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“Time machine” for Document libraries

Last week I got an interesting request from a customer: They would like to be able to see what a document library looked like at a given date. As far as I know this will require that the library 1) ...
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Is there any way to undo 'undo checkout'?

Can you get those changes back in any way (powershell, etc.) or are they completely gone?
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How is DocumentSet Capture Version data stored in Content Database

Is it possible to know how a "DocumentSet Capture Version" data is stored in SQL Server Content Database ? (Not using OM but directly).
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CAML Query based on IDs to get version number?

With JavaScript, is it possible to get its version number if I know the ID of an item? I have a function that needs to do something with the selected file, but even if I select the file, it is ...
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List w/ Versioning on requires delete permission?

So to use the multiline text field with append changes, I turned on the versioning setting for my list. However since doing so, users without delete permissions (custom contribute level without ...
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Draft version visibility

I have a customer which wants their draft documents to be visible only to their authors. Moreover, the published version should be visible to everyone. However, they do not want to go through the ...
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Accessing the version on an SPFolder

Within a Document Library with versioning turned on, I noticed that if I create a folder and "View Properties" that there is a "Version: 1.0" that is listed as a property along with "Created By", etc. ...
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Prevent a group from deleting document version history

In a Document/Form Library with versioning enabled (SP 2010), it is possible to delete all versions of a particular document/form simply by going to the "Version History" dialog box. This ability ...
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How do we sync the version on a physical document with the version tracked in SharePoint?

We would like to store a set of PDF documents in a SharePoint library under major/minor revision control. I understand how the major/minor versioning system in SharePoint works, but our problem is ...
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Major / minor versions best practice - MOSS 2007 document library

By default minor versions (draft) do not appear in the search, I'm aware it is possible for the items to appear in the search. We have a requirement where minor changes are made to documents and ...
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Publish a previous minor version

Many uploads where accomplished without any concern on publishing the major versions. For example, 0.1 to 0.10 where checked in and 0.3 and 0.8 need to become majors. Is it possible to go back in the ...
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Issue in versioning and metadata with recent Office Files

I have a web service that shows a sort of CRUD of document (with metadata) for other application.. I have some document libraries in which users can upload (via WS) documents with metadatas. For ...
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Get All Items of a list regardless the approval status

I'm creating a page showing all items from a list. I have enabled versioning for that list. So I want to show the list of all items, even pending items, when a user with contribute permissions is ...
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Can a the version history of a Word document be embedded in the document?

We currently maintain a version history inside our documents, using a simple table with 4 columns: version, date published, comments, author initials. We save documents as PDF before sending them to ...
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Can I publish a document from one site's document library to another's?

Here's the scenario: A development team has a SharePoint site called Dev. There's a document, foo.txt, that multiple users are collaborating on. It lives in a document library. Users check it out, ...
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Is there a way to automatically send major document versions to a Records Center while keeping the primary document active?

I'm working on a project in SP Server 2010 that requires strong record keeping. We have living documents that are constantly being updated, but we also have strict documentation requirements. Ideally, ...
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reordered columns in List, now one is missing, its version history gone

My coworker added a new column to a Sharepoint List and then reordered the columns such that the new column was in between two existing columns. Now one of the existing columns can't be found. She ...
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Rejecting an Approved document Versus Rejecting a Pending document

I have Enterprise Wiki site collection which contains a document library.I have set the following settings for the document library:- Require content approval for submitted items? >>> Set to Yes Who ...
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CopyIntoItems - Upload a new version of file

I've uploaded files to a document library using the copy web service (copyintoitems). Is it possible to upload files which already exists in the library but upload it as a new version (versioning ...
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Restoring version in Document Library causes unhandled exception when not checked out

We have a Sharepoint 2013 Foundation installation, with a document library that has check-out requirement activated. When the user tries to restore an older version of a document, the following error ...
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Enable versioning on SPList programmatically

I might be missing something obvious, but I am trying to enable version history on a regular task list programmatically. It is definitely possible from the UI, but how can this be achieved in code? I ...
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Users with “Read” Permissions will not be able to see the yellow alert for pending pages

I have found this problem inside my enterprise wiki site collection. First of all inside my wiki library settings i defined the following version setting:- Which means that any user with Read ...
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Can I set the version scheme to start with zero instead of 1 for an approved document?

I have many approved documents at revision 0 in an outside database which I would like to migrate/add to a SP library and approve them at SP version 0. Is there a way to start the approved version at ...
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Copy files between sites with version history (powershell, SP2010)

I can copy a file from one site to another using $SPFolder_Destination.Files.Add("Filename.ext", $SPFile_Source.OpenBinary(), $false) This does not preserve version history. I think I could ...
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Disable Checking Out of PDF Files

We have a client who is having issues with users who are checking out documents instead of picking "Read Only". We would like to find a way to remove the option to have them check out documents and ...
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How to retrieve edited and checked out content sharepoint

Want to resolve an issue: with one User access a lot of pages were checked out exclusively.the content of the pages has been modified and checked out to the USER. How to take access as a farm admin ...
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Having issues looking at all old versions

I've been trying to look at older versions of a file but keep getting this error? Any idea what it's happening? I've looked at the source of the document within Excel and it's looking for a copy ...
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Embed version number in content type used for many libraries?

I'm using SharePoint 2013. This guide http://rayamondo.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/sp-version-to-word-template/ shows how to embed the version number in a content type for a specific document library. ...
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Open Approved Version First or Copy to new Library?

I'm sure this has been answered many times but I can't seem to find a solution. What's the consensus on how to handle the following situation: We have a doc library that our help desk uses. The help ...
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Make a change to a previous page version

If I want to immediatly change some fields on a page, but that page is currently checked out can I? Save that checked out version without publishing it. Get the last published version, change my ...
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Prevent users from editing major version

Is it possible to prevent users from editing a major version of a document? Basically, what I want to be able to do is that when a user changes a draft version to a major version I want the document ...
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Can you tag a version in SharePoint?

I'm specifically looking at SharePoint 2013, but I was wondering if versions can be tagged or if it's the document itself that is being tagged.
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Move files from recycle bin to another location

is it possible to move files from the recycle von to an archive library or to a file share? I'm looking for a way to archive old versions of files to an archive location. Thanks in advance
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Deleting all versions of plain list items

I have a plain list (not a document library) in SharePoint 2007 that has a lot of list item versions. I'd like to loop through the list items and programmatically delete the old versions. I am doing ...
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Move multiples files into different versions of one file

I have a lot of Word files that are actually different versions of the same document. I'd like to save these files as one file using versioning in SharePoint 2010. Is there a way to do so? Thanks in ...
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Version and Retention Policy

I am new to Share Point and looking for a solution to the following problem. I have enabled and set up versioning and limited it to 4 versions and a document retention policy to 3 years. As versioning ...
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Library ItemUpdating - distinction between versioning of existing files, and changing metadata of existing files

I am currently facing challenges in distinction between updating an item, and creating a new version of same item. The ItemUpdating eventreceiver is hit in both cases. Requirements for the library ...
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Document library forces check-in upon adding custom lookup column

SharePoint 2007 Team Site Add a Document Library with the Word 2003 template Add a new item, save, close document, no problems Add a (required) custom lookup field to the document library Add a new ...
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can I access previous versions of publishing pages via '_vti_history/…'?

I'm not sure what I should be expecting when trying to access a version url of a publishing page. I can see that there is a Url property of SPListItemVersion for publishing items in the page library, ...
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copy SharePoint file including version history in Windows SharePoint Service 3.0

Is there a way to COPY a SharePoint file including its version history from the Windows SharePoint Service 3.0? I have a file I want to copy but it did not carry over all previous version histories ...
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Deploy multiple wsp versions to different webapps in the same farm

Im working on a newer version (2.0) of my sharepoint2010 wsp (which contains several features and webparts). I have dev+test servers which have a webapp each with v1.0 of wsp. In the newer version ...
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stacking documents as successive versions within a library

If I have 3 files of the same general type, A1, A2 and A3, already uploaded to a given document library, is there a way to "stack" them within the library such that they are treated as numbered ...