OneDrive version history is coming this summer for all file types

Today, Microsoft announced that it's bringing full support for version history to OneDrive. The feature was previously exclusive to Office file types, but soon you'll be able to use it with all files. This means that if you edit an image, video, PDF, or any other kind of file, you'll be able to recover from changes.

This could especially be a benefit to those that collaborate with others out of OneDrive, as the more people there are working on a file, the more likely it is that someone will make a mistake.

To use the feature, all you'll need to do is go to and right-click on the file that you want to restore.

Select Version history, and then choose the file that you wish to restore to its former glory.

While these images are from Microsoft's announcement, it's worth noting that they're not entirely representative of how version history will function. The company says that it will hang on to older versions of your files for 30 days, rather than the nearly five months shown in the image above.

Microsoft says that this was a highly-requested feature for OneDrive, and indeed, it has received 5,177 votes on the OneDrive UserVoice page. The most requested feature, however, was OneDrive Files On-Demand with almost 26,000 votes, and that's coming in the Fall Creators Update.

The company says that its expanded version history is already rolling out, and "will be available to everyone this summer."

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