Aug 22 2017 01:06 PM
Aug 22 2017 01:06 PM
How long does OneDrive for Business keep Version History? How many Version? OneDrive only saves for 30 days. I need to keep files indefinately.
Aug 22 2017 03:39 PM
Aug 23 2017 02:29 AM - edited Aug 23 2017 02:30 AMSolution
By default 500 versions are kept, you can confirm this using these instructions
According to this article, versions are kept indefinitely but once the limit is reached, older versions will be deleted automatically per this example:
"If your most recent version is 26.0 and you notice that there is no longer a version 1.0, it means that the administrator configured the library to allow only 25 major versions of a file. The addition of the 26th version causes the first version to be deleted. Only versions 2.0 through 26.0 remain. Similarly, if a 27th version is added, only versions 3.0 through 27.0 remain."
For the default setting, after the 501 version, if it ever got that high, this would delete the first version etc.
Apr 10 2019 03:04 AM
@mancerrss”OneDrive will keep an older version of your files for 30 days.” This is for OneDrive personal version:
Nov 29 2019 05:10 AM
Are you sure, this information is still valid for OneDrive?
I use Office 365 Personal and I have (Office) files, with version history older than 30 days. (several years old).
I heard, Office 365 Personal has a limit of 25 versions per file. But is it also limited in time?
Unfortunately without a business license, I cannot change the number of versions kept in history.
I want to change from 25 to 2 because if I don't delete older history files, I'll run out of space soon.
Mar 15 2021 05:10 PM
Mar 15 2021 11:59 PM
As far as I can tell are the file history not limited in time. For the Office 365 Single license, it seems to save up to 25 history versions. No matter how old they are.
And it seems, that they do not count to your size quota of the OneDrive.
For Business Accounts (E3) you can define how many history files you want to keep.
I hope, this helps.
Mar 16 2021 12:09 AM
Perfect, I appreciate the quick response. Thank you!