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 document go to the previous version?

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$web = Get-SPWeb -Identity http://sp2010
$list = $web.Lists["Documents"]
$items = $list.Items
foreach ($item in $items)
    $file = $item.File
    $fileVersions = $file.Versions      
    if ($fileVersions.Count -gt 0)
        $fileVersions.Restore($fileVersions.Count - 1)          


Please note that when any of previous versions is restored a new version is created.

  • Great! I will try it and let you knwo if it is working – Ola Nov 21 '14 at 12:16
  • this script is not working. It creates a new version, but dont changes any metadata. What to do now? – Ola Nov 21 '14 at 14:41
  • Try removing check in and check out code statements – Nadeem Yousuf Nov 21 '14 at 15:11
  • I would like to go from version 0.2 to 0.1. That is not possible with your script because there is a check : if version is greater then 1 – Ola Nov 21 '14 at 15:17
  • 1
    Ok, sorry you need to remove the checkout and checkin code. I have updated the code. Try now – Nadeem Yousuf Nov 24 '14 at 12:50

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