Take the 2-minute tour ×
SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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?

share|improve this question
    
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

2 Answers 2

up vote 6 down vote accepted

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)

share|improve this answer
    
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:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.spfile.undocheckout.aspx

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.