Amazon Simple Storage Service
Console User Guide

How Do I See the Versions of an S3 Object?

If you are in the old Amazon S3 console, to use the new console, choose Opt In in the following box, which appears on the old Amazon S3 console home page. Note that Opt In is not available in all Regions.  

                            Opt-in to new Amazon S3 console UI

This section explains how to use the console to see the multiple versions of an object.

A versioning-enabled bucket can have many versions of the same object, one current (latest) version and zero or more noncurrent (previous) versions. For information about enabling versioning, see How Do I Enable or Suspend Versioning for an S3 Bucket?.

If a bucket is versioning-enabled, Amazon Simple Storage Service creates another version of an object under the following conditions:

  • When you upload an object with a name that already exists in the bucket, Amazon S3 creates another version of the object instead of replacing the existing object.

  • If you update any object properties after the object is first uploaded, such as changing the storage details or any other metadata changes, then Amazon S3 creates a new object version in the bucket.

For more information about versioning support in Amazon S3, see Object Versioning and Using Versioning in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

To see multiple versions of an object

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

  2. In the Bucket name list, choose the name of the bucket that contains the object.

  3. In the Name list, choose the name of the object for which you want to see the versions.

  4. Choose Latest versions to see a list of the versions of the object.

  5. You can then choose the download icon to download an object version, or choose the trash can icon to delete an object version.


    You can undelete only an object that was deleted as the latest (current) version. You cannot undelete a previous version of an object that has been deleted. For more information, see Object Versioning and Using Versioning in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

You also can view object versions in the object overview panel, see How Do I See an Overview of an Object?.

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