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Odd Version History Behavior

  Asked By: Uma    Date: Jul 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1040

This has come up in a document library, and I can't find anything
about it on the web.

The library has mandatory check-out and Major versions enabled. A user
uploaded a Word document and checked it in, then checked it back out,
made changes, checked it back in. On check-in, Version 1 disappeared,
and versions 2 and 3 were created. Both versions are identical,
however if I use Compare documents on them, Word lists the changes,
but both versions look identical (In this case all of the changes were
comments, and they showed up in both Version 2 and Version 3, but Word
claimed they weren't in Version 2.)

I was able to replicate this once, but not a second time.

There appears to be another document where this has happened several

After this happened, I removed the "Delete Versions" from the User
Permissions in Central Admin, so if it happens again, I know that it
wasn't a user deleting the old version.

Any suggestions?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Janak Jadeja     Answered On: Jul 24

Do you happen to have any workflows running on that document  library?

Answer #2    Answered By: Jude Alston     Answered On: Jul 24

No, no standard or custom workflows.

Answer #3    Answered By: Araceli Eaton     Answered On: Jul 24

I may be something that the users are doing.
I've seen situations where a workflow was involved, so that when an item
was changed, and the workflow ran, it saved yet another version  with the
workflow's changes  in it.

Answer #4    Answered By: Nisarg Kapadia     Answered On: Jul 24

For what it's worth, I occasionally have untrained users who do unusual
things, like the guy who had trouble saving back  to SharePoint so he'd
delete the document  and then re-add it with his changes. You'd be surprised
how creative they can be.

Answer #5    Answered By: Jaferry Khan     Answered On: Jul 24

This goes beyond that - the original is deleted. The only versions
showing are 2 and 3 and they are identical. And as I said, I was able
to recreate the behavior  one time, but not consistently.

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