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Quick-check the Revision Number and Last Saved Info

Here’s how you can see the revision number and “Last saved by” information of a Project file without opening it:

1. Right click the desktop shortcut of the Project file (or the filename in the folder) and select Properties on the menu to open the File Properties dialog box.
2. Click the Details tab to see how many times the file has been saved (that is, “Revision number”) and the user account name of the last saver (“Last saved by”).

Ismet Kocaman revision number and last saved by

Written by Ismet Kocaman

Ismet Kocaman, MCTS, PMP, is a Mechanical Engineer based in Turkey. He has more than 15 years of project management experience in the manufacturing sector. He currently provides consultancy to small to mid-sized companies on project management, reorganizing, and streamlining the manufacturing operations. He also conducts training seminars for engineers on MS Project. Contact Ismet at ikocaman.pm@gmail.com.

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  1. We keep our community projects on a shared drive and when individuals save the file to the shared drive, it DOES NOT keep the name of the last person who saved the file. Is there something that is not turned on to activate this function? We use MS Project Standard 2010.

  2. Mark,
    Thank you for your interest on the tip.
    I believe this is related to the system configuration, please contact IT department for support on this matter.
    It seems to me that the simplest alternative way to achieve this is as follows: user enters name and revision time to the notes for the project summary.
    — Ismet


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