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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How can you move a document with its version history to a new library?

Here's the scenario: 2 document libraries Both contain multiple documents The documents have multiple versions When I copy a document from library A to Library B using the Content and Structure ...
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Remove [Revert to template] message from page

I created a page in SharePoint 2010 and then made some edits to the page. Then I went into the page Version History and restored a previous version of the page. Now I have this message that does not ...
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How to enable versioning of PDF files in SharePoint 2010

Using SharePoint 2010 I want to be able to version my PDF files. So for example I want the user to be able to check out a PDF file, update it, and check the same file back into SharePoint. Is there a ...
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Adding document version number on Excel Spreadsheet as label for printing purpose

I have a situation where I need to have version number on each document in version controlled document library. Having version number on printed sheet would help to see the validity of document. I ...
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how do I view the older version of the document without restoring?

If I add version to my documents and later on want to retrieve copy of an older version, how do I do that without restoring the older version? In my document library there is a file "test" that has ...
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After adjusting version settings (from unlimited to max 10) performance grinds to a halt

For several document libraries in our SharePoint environment end user enabled versions without setting a limit. Or were given a document library with unlimited versions(result of having no governance ...
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Are there any implications to having a large number of document versions?

One of my users has a 5MB documents with 64 versions. This seems a little excessive and I can easily trim it to x number but I wanted to know for my own benefit, are there any real implications for a ...
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Is there a way to determine if the SharePoint version is 2007 or 2010 using Managed Client Object Model?

I am building an application that interacts with SharePoint 2010. It is a Silverlight application built on the Managed Client Object Model. The application is set up on SharePoint like this: User ...
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SharePoint Document Library version restore not behaving as expected

I have some code which I am attempting to use to "rollback" a SharePoint document and it's metadata properties to a previous version using ootb version control and the SharePoint API. Here is a ...
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How to get Version history of all fields updated for a list item?

I am developing a ticketing system on SharePoint 2013 onprem. I am storing Ticket data in a list with versioning enabled. On my user end (which is not a SharePoint solution, I can access only CSOM and ...
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SP version history is different from version history dispayed in Office application

Have you any idea why office application like Excel or Word shows different name in version history than SP version history? This is version history of some Excel file viewed through SP GUI: ... ...
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SBS 2008 “AllDocsVersions” table has grown to 225Gb

we innadvertantly had versioning enabled on a heavily used list and the database table "alldocsversions" has grown to 225 Gb. Can anyone suggest a way in which we can rid ourselves of the previous ...
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Prevent Overwriting Current Version in Wiki

Is there any way to prevent a user that is able to read/write the wiki in SharePoint from overwriting the current version? When I go to check in a version of a wiki page, I am presented with the ...
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Is it possible to replace the Check-in/Check-out buttons with custom workflows?

The requirement is that the user fill in a form describing the reason they want to check out the document, but not checking out the document until a manager reviews the collected data and approves the ...
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Check Out, Update, then Check In a File in SharePoint Client Object Model

I would like to programatically update a SharePoint file by checkout/checkin. I have written code that looks like it should do what I want it to do: static void ...
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Copy file using javascript client object model - new version

I have a solution that adds a custom button to the ribbon in SharePoint 2010 and am using the javascript client object model behind the scenes to copy a file from Library A to Library B when the ...
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Enable versioning on all lists and libraries

Is it possible to enable versioning on all lists and libraries across all web sites of a site collection? Thanks.
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Getting AssemblyFileVersion of a wsp **without** a feature

I got a monitoring page where I show the version of all web parts, features etc. If I use features with Event Receiver I can easily get the version. If the Feature has no event receiver I solved that ...
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How does SharePoint store versions of customised pages?

While a page is uncustomised (previously known as unghosted) it is stored on the file system, however once it is customised (previously known as ghosting) it is copied to the DB. Source 1 and Source 2 ...
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Can an entire list/library be versioned?

It's possible to enable item versioning on lists and roll back to a previous version on that item. Can this be done for the entire list? So we can roll the whole thing back? We accidentally modified ...
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How to stop two version a sharepoint designer workflow running at the same time?

I have a SharePoint 2010 designer workflow that is running on change. When I publish a new version of the workflow and the items is edited, I end up with two version of the workflow running. Is there ...
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How can I get draft documents in a document library to be crawled by search?

Background for My Issue: I'm working on a document library, with major and minor versioning enabled. For the draft items, the client requires that only users who have permission to edit items in the ...
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Versioning and only seeing the latest major version

This is the good old question I just can't fathom there's no good solution for with SharePoint. The business case is the following One document library with several content types and 3000+ ...
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Get last major published version of items returned as DataRow (from SPSiteDataQuery)

Does anyone know the solution for this? If I'm querying items by SPSiteDataQuery I receive a DataTable with DataRow objects. I could fetch the current version of an item and check if it ends with ...
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Versioning, Calculate date since last update

SharePoint 3.0, I'm currently creating a new file repository for Reports. Those reports will be updated every week / months, since I need to keep the old file, I will use the built in Versioning. This ...
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How do I see the complete page content of an old version of a page?

I have a page library in a publishing site that has major and minor versions. I can click on a page's context menu and select View History and it gives me a list of all the major and minor version ...
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Does Update-SPSolution trigger a SPFeature.Upgrade()?

I'm looking into Feature versioning and upgrading in SharePoint 2010 and I don't know exactly if the Update-SPSolution cmdlet triggers a SPFeature.Upgrade(). Are <UpgradeActions> elements ...
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SharePoint version column

Is there any way to store previous value of column in SharePoint 2010 in another column . I'd like to show the old version of column A in column B and if it can be done without SharePoint Designer.
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Overwrite version from a workflow

Is it possible to overwrite a current version of a document from a workflow? I need to update some fields in a list but when I update the fields versioning kicks in and changes the version number. I ...
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Event Receiver, Before and After properties

In an event receiver, Item Was Updated. I want to Compare the Moderation status on ListItems to perform some functionality.This is just some of the code. SPList list = web.Lists["DocLib"]; SPListItem ...
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How does SharePoint 2010 manage versioned dlls in the GAC when referenced by multiple features?

We have multiple SharePoint projects and features that reference common library code. The library is versioned using the 4 part identifier (x.x.x.x). Each feature may reference a particular version ...
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Uploading multiple documents into a library keeps the documents checked out and not visible to other users

When you upload multiple documents into a Document Library with versioning turned on, is it a SharePoint 2007 default to keep the documents checked out? For some reason, when multiple documents are ...
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Are SharePoint versioning possible to validate according to Food Safety Standards?

Use Case: I often tell future customers that “Sure, you will have previous versions available for those with the right permissions”. While that is true, I wonder if I can get away with that statement ...
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Maximum number of SharePoint Major & Minor Version

Is there a cap on the number of major and minor version allow for SharePoint? (From what I know, a single major version can have a cap of 511 minor version (draft version).)
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SharePoint Versioning restriction & customize

With regards to SharePoint 2007 versioning feature: Is it possible to put restriction on who can delete the version of a changed item in a SharePoint List? Can the versioning be apply to new item? ...
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Retrieve using CAML the currently published version of a document

I want retrieve the currently published version of a document from a document library using CAML. Can anyone tell me how I can achieve this? I need it to get the currently published version ...
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Different Farm and DLL versions

I was trying to add a new Content DB to my SharePoint farm when I encountered an error The specified SPConfigurationDatabase has been upgraded to a newer version of SharePoint. Please upgrade this ...
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Is it possible to have published major and minor versions?

I am currently trying to setup versioning for a document library. The aim is to use both Major and Minor versions which indicate the level of change: A minor version will be a small terminology edit ...
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Using SharePoint version number in calculated column?

I'm trying to get the value of column "Version" in a calculated column. I'm not sure if it's a bug with SharePoint 2007 but every time a document is updated, the version number shown in the calculated ...
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document properties wiped out when saving a new version of office document

I use the SaveBinary() method of the SPFile class to save the new file to an existing document library item. The problem is, if this document library item is an Office document, the SaveBinary() ...
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Set version of a document

We are looking at moving a some documents into a SharePoint 2010 document library. Is there any way to set the starting version number for each document?
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How to change the Pending warning message

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection, and for the versioning setting i defined that the content requires approval, and any user can see the pending pages. so when users add/edit a wiki ...
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Update-SPSolution & Items in a Document Library

I have the following situation: solution1.wsp that has a document library with files inside (I use a module element for adding new files to the feature) and solution2.wsp that has a document library ...
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Possible to download all versions of a document?

My team is looking for a way to download all versions of a particular document on our site (or more generally we would like to back-up all versions of all documents in a particular document library). ...
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Moving docs WITH version history [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you move a document with its version history to a new library? Tom, were you ever able to move documents WITH version histories from one folder to another? I ...
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AssemblyVersion(“1.0.*”) and Web Parts?

I need two things out of an assembly I'm developing, and they seem to be at odds: Bake the compile time into the version number Offer a web part that won't go stale every time I deploy I'm using ...
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Restore the newform.aspx to its earlier version SharePoint list 2010

I am customizing the newform.aspx, and now when I try to add another text-box SharePoint field and try to change the type to form field, the form field option don't appear in the drop down box. I ...
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Modifying file contents without creating a new version

I have a job that runs every five minutes and puts some information to the footer of the Word documents. Versioning is enabled on the list so whenever the job runs, a new version is created for every ...
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Best way to clean up production Site ListItem Versioning

I realized a minor flaw in my event receivers for a List with versioning enabled. I used the ListItem.Update() instead of ListItem.SystemUpdate(). In addition I did not use This.EventFire = false. ...
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Document Library-Major and Minor Views

I have a document library with major and minor versioning enabled. Within this library we have documents that most people in the business need to see both minor and major versions, although only ...