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Consider the scenario where you have a SharePoint site having a document library with versioning enabled on it. In such a case, when you use the SharePoint Object Model (OM) to update the file stream of a document stored in the document library, you notice that an additional version of the file gets created. Moreover, the metadata/user properties (e.g. ModifiedBy, LastTimeModified) of such a file gets changed. Additionally, you notice that you are not allowed to update the historical/previous versions of the document.
This behavior is By Design.
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Article ID: 2833705 - Last Review: April 23, 2013 - Revision: 3.0