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Bug: Version comments not saved in SharePoint 2013

By Stefan Feenstra   /     Sep 27, 2013  /     Office 365, SharePoint 2013  /     , ,

Yesterday I discovered a new bug in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 (2013 experience). When you upload a file to SharePoint using the upload button in the ribbon you get a dialog where you can fill in some version comments. These version comments aren’t stored in SharePoint when you check in the file you uploaded.

Steps to reproduce: 

Make sure you have the same version settings as in the screenshot below.

Document library version settings

Go to your documentlibrary and click in the Ribbon on Upload Document.

Upload Document Ribbon button

You will get the following dialog. Select a file and fill in some version comments.

Upload dialog

Click on Ok and wait untill the file is uploaded to the server. Then the following dialog appears and click on Check in.

Metadata dialog

Now when you check the version history the version comments are missing.

Version history


When you follow the same steps in SharePoint 2010 the version comments are stored in the version history.

SP2010 - Step4


Some companies heavily rely on the version history and the comments that are submitted.

Update (31-10-2013): Workaround for this problem

Update (27-11-2013): Microsoft released a cumulative update to fix this problem

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