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How can I delete the revision history of my sheets?
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You can always go to File > Make a copy and then the copy starts a new "version history".
 
Indeed a good idea.
But in this case, you will get a new file ID / URL, so it could be a problem for a shared file.
 
View activity & file versions
Only the most recent versions of past documents will be saved, unless you click Keep forever.
 
Unable to see a previous version of your file?
The revisions for your file may occasionally be merged to save storage space.
 
Another idea to get rid of past changes, would be to do some more changes, so the older changes will fall out at the end.
 
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When a copy of a Docs document or sheet is made, the owner has the option to share it with the same people, so that's not an issue with shared files.
 
If I have a file which I have shared with the link where anyone can edit, I do not have a list of people to share with. If someone edited this file in the past, he/she will find the file in their Drive. If I -as owner- now create a copy and want to replace the original to work on without version history and also share it to "anyone with the link can edit" option, the others won't find the copy in their Drive and won't be informed as I can only notify specific people on their invitation.
 
That is what I have meant with "could be a problem".
 
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If you want to remove your history on your Chromebook, you would need to Powerwash it.

~Jo
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