Viewing the audit trail history of files

You can investigate the complete activity history of a file, such as who made changes and when, by viewing the audit trail of the file.

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Before you begin

To view the audit trail of a file, you must have the Manage permission level on the file. Audit trail information is never displayed to guest users with Manage permission level.

What you should know

The audit trail of a file tracks users who uploaded, viewed, downloaded, edited, deleted, or restored the file, and when these actions were performed.

To view the audit trail history of a file:

  1. Open an existing file.
  2. Click Audit trail.
  3. View the file history.