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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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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Error discarding checkout when 'Use my Local Draft folder' is checked

I am working on a .docx file and check it out, use local drafts folder then discard checkout from the ribbon. This causes this error "The system cannot find the file specified. (Exception from ...
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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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Changing the Approved/Pending/Rejected Heading

I've enabled Version Settings which means that submissions to a list can be approved/rejected or put pending as appropriate. What i'm looking to do is change the Approved/Pending/Rejected name - I'd ...
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Draft entry owners' record lost in list item (which uses content approval) are lost

I have a custom list in sharepoint 2010. It includes a "Description" column which allows appending changes to existing text. It is needed to track who has entered the comment to any list item. This ...
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Programmatically Get Version Changes for List Item in SharePoint 2013

Is it possible to get only the changes (changed field values) from every version of a List Item in SP 2013? If so, can anyone please explain it in detail with code?
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How can I extract all versions of the documents in a library?

I have a document library in a SharePoint Online site, which holds many PDF files, each with several versions in the history. Is there a way I can easily download all versions of every file?
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Enable versioning for all the lists under a site through site definition

I want to enable versioning for all the lists under a site through site definition xml. Note: Would not prefer powerhshell script.
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Workflow for current version of excel document

I have an excel document I am maintaining on SP, and at-least once a week this document needs to be mailed to several people. Not all are SharePoint enthusiast so I need to maintain their requirements ...
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Large OneNote File in Library

I'm working in SharePoint 2010 and I'm trying to do some farm clean up so I ran a report on the largest files across all sites. I'm seeing .one (OneNote) files at the top of the list. The largest is ...
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Versioning draft Item security gives error “sorry, this item hasn't been shared with you”

I have content approval workflow in Pages Library. I have set the Draft Item security to "Any User Who can edit items". Now problem is when a user with only Read access wants to view the page (which ...
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How to get modified page content from last saved version in SharePoint 2013

How can we query or fetch the only modified Page Content from the last published version in SharePoint 2013.
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Access Old Version File objects with CSOM

I created a WCF service that uses Client-side Object Model (CSOM) to query file information from a SP Document Library. I need to create a List<File> with all the files associated with all the ...
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Get the previous version of a document and set the link to a field

How can I access the link to a previous version of a document in a library and assign that value to the new version of the document? eg. Version 2 has been submitted and I want a link to the pervious ...
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Error Occured While trying to restore minor version sharepoint 2013 Doc lib

I was trying to restore the version of the document in doc lib to previous minor versions, but i encountered the following error: Then i went to logs and searched for Correlation id and found the ...
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Loading New Document Versions

Can we select an existing document and load a new version rather than just loading a document with the same name and advising to replace the current document? I am concerned that new versions of ...
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Sharepoint workflow 2010 - document versioning - Content type - field do not get updated

I've got a custom list with a CT (master list). When creating a new list item a workflow kickes in and creates a new document based on a CT in another document library. Problem is when I update a ...
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Version History (more…)

In the OOB Version History modal, we are able to see changes that were made to 15 fields for each version. A change to made to any additional fields are trimmed and the text indicator (more...) is ...
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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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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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Word not prompting to check in documents on close

I have a client who has two different SharePoint environments (both 2010). In the older environment, when they check out a document and make changes, any time they click on the X to close word they ...
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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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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 "(2)...
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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?
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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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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 ...
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Editing library doc filenames in SharePoint Designer?

In order to upload a PDF as the next version of a document that had been a PPTX file and keep versioning intact, I wanted to implement the answer from this question: Can I change the file extension of ...
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Modify a group of versions for a document library or list

May I know if one can select a group of versions in a particular document library or list and perform modification (such as delete)? This is particular very useful if there are a lot of versions of a ...
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Programmaticly updating SPFileVersion.Properties Hashtable

Anyone who has experience with programmaticly updating the SPFileVersion.Properties Hashtable? I have a special situation where I would like to modify this Hashtable. Most of you will say: "Why on ...
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How to restore for all documents in a library to one version older? Maybe powershell?

I am using sp 2010. I have a document library. I would like to go to one previous version of all the documents in this document library. Maybe in powershell? Something like a foreach loop and for each ...
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How to retrieve File version from SPListItem

I'm trying to get file versions from an an SPListItem... I tried in many way, looping on SPListItem.Versions or SPListItem.File.Versions, tring to return my byte stream.. I can retrieve file info's, ...
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What is the specific benefit of requiring check out in order to edit?

Just today I decided to try something that I was certain would go terribly wrong: In the Versioning Settings of one of my document libraries I set the Require Check Out option to "No" but left ...
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Enable versioning on document libraries excluding some

I have enabled 10 major versions on all document libraries in my farm using the code below but I now need to exclude a few specific sites so that the major version number can be different to 10. How ...
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Keep major version when working on minor version

My situation is this; I have a document library that contains reports (InfoPath 2010 forms). When an item is submitted it should clearly be marked as un-approved until it has passed an approval ...