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A page has been checked out by someone who I am not able to contact. I need to update the page but cannot check it out until the current check-out is finished.

How can I force the current check-out to be discarded?

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I have the same issue, document read-only declared record and at the same time checked out. I can not delete. Is there a way in sharepoint designer to do that? I probably need sharepoint central administration but I need to configure the url to access, can you help? – user15389 Mar 7 '13 at 8:20
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If you have administrative rights, it is possible to override the check-out via the View All Site Content page:

  1. Site Actions
  2. View All Site Content
  3. Pages
  4. Hover the item you want to check out, and from the context-menu (arrow-down next to the filename), choose "Discard Check Out"

It is also possible to perform this routine through SharePoint Designer.

(Thanks to Christian Nesmark via StackOverflow)

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Paul - accept your answer, look for the tick mark below the votes. – Ryan Jun 6 '11 at 12:06

You can use SPFile.UndoCheckOut Method achieve this.

More on this here:

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