Is is possible to revert sharepoint back with old modified user and modified date information?

Even restoring version history changes modified user and date.

For ex:

my file in sharepoint 2010 look like:

   Name  modified by       Modified

    ABC        johan       2012-10-12

And I made certain changes and now it is

   Name       modified by    Modified 

    ABC        Kirstine       2013-12-09

Can I revert my file back to previous metadata with previous modified user and date?

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You should be able to change it using the following in PowerShell:

$w = get-SPWeb http://SITEURL
$l = $w.Lists["LISTNAME"]
$i = $l.GetItemById(IDOFDOC)
  • This is the case, when you know last modified date, but what if we don't know the last modified date and last modified person? Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 9:31
  • If you've versioning turned on then you can get the information from SPListItem.Versions. If not then SharePoint has no info that can help you. Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 16:13

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