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10/28/14
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Funsch

Delete previous versions of a file uploaded.

I have a website for my high school science classes and I regularly upload worksheets, documents and Power Points.  Every school year I edit these slightly and upload the new versions.  My google website is saving all versions of the file.  (For example, in 2012 I uploaded a PP on Electricity and since then I have uploaded newer versions twice)  Now I can click and download all three versions of this PP.  I would like to delete the previous versions because they are taking storage space.  Thanks in advance. 
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10/29/14
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Steegle
Delete the file and then permanently delete it, then re-upload and the previous versions will be gone.

For more information on permanent deletion see Google Sites - Basics - Delete Images or Attachments - Recover Space.
Candice Funsch
10/29/14
Candice Funsch
Ok, so there is no way I can just delete the previous versions and leave the current version?
10/29/14
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Steegle
No else I would have provided instructions to do so.  Google Sites automatically stores all previous versions, so you don't lose them, based on the file name of the attachment and the page you upload it to. So if you upload the attachment with a different filename it will appear as a new attachment and not a new version of an existing attachment, so that's another way you can handle this but this will change the URL so if you want people always to use the same URL then use the first method.

Alternatively you can put the file in Google Drive and link to it from there.  Google Drive only stores the last 100 revisions or the last 30 days' worth of revisions, whichever is the smaller. This does not use any of your site quota, naturally, but it also means that the content of the file will not get searched in the site search.
Candice Funsch
10/29/14
Candice Funsch
Ok, thank you very much!! :-)
 
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