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View and manage file versions

See who has made changes to your Google Docs and when those changes happened. You might see changes when someone:

  • Edits or comments on a Google Doc
  • Renames a file or folder
  • Moves or removes a file or folder
  • Uploads a new file to a folder
  • Shares or unshares an item
Google Drive
  1. Go to
  2. Click My Drive on the left side.
  3. In the upper right, click Info Info icon.
  4. To see recent changes, Click Activity.
  5. To see the activity of a specific file or folder, click the file or folder.
  6. To see older changes, scroll down on the right side.
Google Docs
  1. Go to
  2. Open a Google file (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings).
  3. In the toolbar at the top, click File.
  4. Click See revision history.
  5. Choose a version in the right panel to see changes. The color of the revised text will match the person who made the edits.
  6. Click Restore this revision to replace the current version.

Note: Google Forms does not have revision history.

Non-Google documents
  1. Go to
  2. Right-click the file.
  3. Click Manage versions.
  4. Click More More icon.
  5. Click Download to save a copy to your computer.

Only the most recent versions of past documents will be saved, unless you click Keep forever.

Evan is a Docs & Drive expert and author of this help page. Leave him feedback below about the page.

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