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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




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