Web only

You don’t need to manage revisions for files in Google formats, but you might be working with files created outside of Google Docs editors, such as PDFs and images.

Instead of storing multiple drafts in Google Drive, keep all the drafts in a single Drive file. You can revert to previous versions anytime.


  • View, delete, download, or revert to old versions of your files at any time.
  • Access any version of your file anytime, from any device.


Upload a new version of a file from Drive on the web

  1. In Drive, right-click the file that isn’t in a Google format and select Manage versions.
  2. Click Upload new version and select the file from your computer.
  3. When the new version is done uploading, click Close.

Upload a file from your computer
  1. On your computer, find the file that isn’t in a Google format.
  2. Click Drive File Stream drive_file_stream.
  3. Click Open Google Drive folder_mydrive.
  4. Do one of the following actions:
    • To move the file, drag it into a folder.
    • To copy the file, copy and paste it into a folder.

The file synchronizes automatically to Drive on the web. If you update an existing file, the previous file is overwritten, but versions are maintained.