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When file is saved via Sync, create a new version

Currently, when you work via your sync folder, when you save the file, the current version is overwritten.  Often this is fine, but if you want to save the current version in the version history and make the next update a new version, you can only doing this by uploading the file via the browser, which means first saving the file in another place, navigating to the browser and uploading, wait for it to sync back down and reopen it from the sync folder. 

One could consider saving every update as a new version by default (which would use a lot of unnecessary space), or introducing a right-click menu option in the plugin to let users indicate when an update gets saved as a new version.  There would be work involved in getting the UX just right.

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  • Oct 18 2018
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  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    11 Jan 12:42

    Compared to file sync services such as google drive or dropbox, the "My Drive" in the IBM Connections cloud lacks a proper version history which puts all files in "my drive" at risk to loose data

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    11 Jan 12:44

    box.com has it too, it is often call "version history" https://community.box.com/t5/Organizing-and-Tracking-Content/Accessing-Version-History/ta-p/50452

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    11 Jan 12:47

    and O365 one drive has it too https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2017/07/19/expanding-onedrive-version-history-support-file-types/