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Console User Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)

Managing Objects in a Versioning-Enabled Bucket

Important

This is the User Guide for the old Amazon S3 console. If you are looking for the User Guide for the new Amazon S3 console, see Welcome to the New Amazon S3 Console User Guide.  

A versioning-enabled bucket can have multiple versions of objects in the bucket. Amazon S3 assigns each object a unique version ID. For more information about versioning support in Amazon S3, see Using Versioning in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

When a bucket is versioning-enabled, you can show or hide all the object versions. The following example shows the list of objects in the versionenabledexamplebucket bucket. Version information is hidden, so these objects represent the latest version.

If you click Show, the console lists all the versions, as shown in the following example:

For each object version, the console shows a unique version ID, the date and time the object version was created, and other properties.