Many of us use some form of cloud storage these days and if you are in the Microsoft ecosystem that means you are more than likely to be using OneDrive for that option.
OneDrive is a sync-based cloud service: That means if you change, delete, or move a file on one device where you access those files then that action will be duplicated across all of your OneDrive access points. It does not make for a very good backup option compared to more traditional backups. However, there is a feature available that provides a short-term option to recover previous versions of your files, if you need to return to older editions to check revisions you made or reverse them.
As of right now, OneDrive only supports Office documents for this Version History feature. however, this week Microsoft announced a change that will roll out to consumers by the end of summer: Instead of being able to retrieve only older Office documents, you’ll be able to recover previous versions of any file type you can store on OneDrive — so long as those previous file version are less than 30 days old.
With all that said, let’s walk through how the version-history feature works in OneDrive.
Currently, access to the Version History of your OneDrive based files is only available through a web browser. So after opening up your preferred web browser and heading to www.onedrive.com you will be prompted to log in with your Microsoft Account. Once you are logged, in browse to the directory that contains the file you are working with.