How to search on current as well as on previous versions for list items or documents in sharepoint 2010

If I enable version history on a list, SharePoint search will only return the search results on the most recent versions. Is it possible to configure SharePoint search to also search the prior versions of list items and return them as results?

For example, say there are 2 versions of a particular list item, if I try to search for a unique phrase only in the 1st version, search will return no results. If I search for a unique phrase only in the 2nd version, it will return results. I would like for it to search both versions and return results for both versions.

If this can be possible with coding, then please provide the code example or can provide link regarding this.

January 18th, 2014 12:27am

SharePoint only crawls the current version of each item, so that is all that is in the index.  There is no way using the OOB system to search for previous versions.  You would have to re-write the crawl engine to crawl both current and previous versions.  I have no idea how you would do that.  I suspect it would be a huge undertaking.
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January 18th, 2014 8:13am

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