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If you store files in OneDrive or SharePoint version history is switched on by default. This means you can review, compare and restore earlier versions of a file.
Restore has saved me on many occasions where I’ve edited content, saved it and then wanted to get back to where I started. This works for all files store in OneDrive and SharePoint e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
1. If you are not already in it open the latest version of the file – the one that has the issue
2. Click the Activity icon
3. The Activity pane displays history for the document, in this example there is an earlier version from 10:05
4. Click Open version to view the earlier version
5. Click Restore to make this the current version