Is there a way to download all my Revision History as .doc documents from Google Docs (.xls from Google Sheets and PPT maybe from Slides)?

  • The question asks "Is there a way to download all my Revision History." It does not ask about downloading each document itself. I think the user is asking for a download of the timestamps, or similar.
    – BigMistake
    Commented Feb 1 at 5:17

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Unfortunately, it does not appear possible to download individual revisions of Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides without going in and reverting a file to each separate revision and downloading it normally. I did some investigation into Google Apps Script and the Google Drive REST API; Apps Script has no access to revision history, and the REST API does not seem offer the ability to export the contents of a revision to a file.

This does not apply to files of non-Google formats, such as Word documents, audio files, and images. As long as a version is still saved on your Drive, you can go into the "Manage versions..." dialog and download each saved version of a file.

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    This answer is obsolete Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 17:26
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    In correct - comment in your answer.
    – Drew
    Commented Jul 5, 2022 at 21:33

Now it's possible to make a copy of each version. To do that, do the following

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H
  2. Locate the desired version, then click the three dots button, then Make a copy. A Make a copy dialog will show up.
  3. Change the options as necessary, then click OK


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    Incorrect - as the reference you linked to says, "Version history for Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides is different than file versions in Google Drive." OP asked about versions in Google Docs.
    – Drew
    Commented Jul 5, 2022 at 21:34

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