I have a document in document library and it has 1.0, 2.0 major version and 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 minor version. When I click "Delete Minor Versions" or "Delete All Versions", the last major and minor versions are not deleted. I know last major version is required but why last minor version is not deleting? I have searched why this is happening but couldn't found any help on it. Can you please provide me some reason or explanation for this behavior of document library?

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Pretty sure that if the newest version is a minor version, that will not be deleted when using that. You could try creating a new major version (it would be the newest version, then "delete minor versions", which should remove all minor versions).

I just tested the above scenario and this worked for me.

  • If you say so but what I need is to delete all minor version. So I have restore the major version and then tried to delete the minor version but i was not able to delete it. After major version restore why I am not able to delete it? May 20, 2015 at 6:05
  • You don't have to restore the major version (work loss may occur) you can checkout the item, then check it in as a new major version then delete all minor versions, this is what worked for me, I only had major versions left.
    – DLoweinc
    May 20, 2015 at 13:44

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