Check Out is the process of assigning an item or a document in edit mode to a checked out status, while the latest published item/document still is accessible in SharePoint.

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Items being checked out to me, the sharepoint developer

Hello again and thanks for taking the time to look at my issue. I've got a site that I've just taken ownership of and I'm tracking a major workflow bug that is disrupting my users' ability to work. ...
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Checkout for another user using CSOM?

Can we checkout page to another user via CSOM? Or, first checkout the page and then change to whom it is checked out to?
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Files got checked out on copy paste in Sharepoint 2013

I tried copy-paste the Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint file, version 2007 to sharepoint 2013 by 'open in windows explorer mode'. I got checked out to my login and stored in the site. But tried ...
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How to check in and/or discard check out all pending shared documents?

Currently in my team, we share Word .docx files via Shared Documents of Sharepoint page. The issue we have now is that if someone check out many files, we have to ask him/her to release it. This is ...
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How do I get the 'CheckedOutByUser' in SharePoint 2013

I am updating a document and I try to check it out first. If it is already checked out by the current user I do nothing. If it is not checked out I check it out. For this I have the following code to ...
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Disable Checking Out of PDF Files

We have a client who is having issues with users who are checking out documents instead of picking "Read Only". We would like to find a way to remove the option to have them check out documents and ...
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how to determine if a page is checked out? Client side, using javascript?

I need a way to determine if a publishing page is checked out by the current user; I need this because I'd like to put a redirect, if the page is not checked out. Any ideas?
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Check out to document owner using powershell

I have a document library with 200 + documents. I would like to check out all documents in the library to the document owner. I have seen a few powershell scripts that check in documents but not ...
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preventing checkout when clicking on Edit page

How to prevent a publishing page to be checked out when you click on Edit Page button. You have not done any changes yet, so no need to checkout the page.
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Need Word Template to create new doc (not to checkout, not to edit existing - just create new in MS-Word

I created a document library (no specific source templates needed or wanted). The purpose of library is simply to provide a central location for frontline staff to access information (processes, ...
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Opening file for editing in Word from Office Web Apps allready checked out to myself

I have the following scenario where I receive the error message "This document could not be checked out. You may not have permission to check out the document or it is already checked out or locked ...
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Is there a CSOM equivalent of SPFile.SPCheckOutType

I want to determine the checkout status of a document using the Client Side Object Model rather than the Server Object Model. Does anyone know how to do this? Or even whether it's possible? Can it ...
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How to retrieve edited and checked out content sharepoint

Want to resolve an issue: with one User access a lot of pages were checked out exclusively.the content of the pages has been modified and checked out to the USER. How to take access as a farm admin ...
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Error editing Read-Only word files after clicking Edit document

When I click a link to a Word file in SharePoint Document Library, it asked if I want to open it. If the file is checked out, I can edit the document. If the file is not checked out, it will open in ...
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Publishing Page Goes back to “Checked Out” Status after Publish

I have an odd issue where a page on one of our subsites remains checked out by the site admin. When I go in to "Override Check-Out", the action goes through, and then when I publish the page, it ...
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How To Prevent Checked-Out Documents When Adding Document Cancelled

In my document library, "require documents to be checked out before they can be edited" set to NO. When the user uploads the document and the metadata form appears, if the user cancels or closes the ...
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How to get list of documents checked out by me in view?

I have created a document library definition in which I want to insert a view that shows all documents which are checked out by me. The declarative code is: <View BaseViewID="140" Type="HTML" ...
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Check in error “We can't do that becuase the file is no longer checked out or has been deleted”

First question ever from this rookie, please be kind. Sharepoint 2013, Office 2013 Std 32 bit. Win7 Pro 64bit Sp1. I've got an issue with checking my .XLSX file back in after any edits. Error message ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Checking out multiple documents issue

I have a user that has IE8 on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine, they are trying to check-out multiple documents at the same time by selecting all documents and the selecting Check Out up in the Documents ...
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Do we require Visio services to edit the Visio file?

I tried to check out a Visio file and edit it. But I am unable to save the changes. *Note: Visio service is not running on my system
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How to retrieve the login of the user who checked-out a given file

I am currently developping a C# application which has to retrieve some data from a SharePoint website through a CAML request. I successfully get everything I need except one information : the login ...
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SharePoint Doesn't CheckOut Pages When Editing Custom WebParts

I am creating custom webparts in SharePoint, uploaded them by default in a module into a page, and whenever I want to let users edit these webparts, after modifying the properties they face this error ...
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Intercept WikiPage Check In/Check Out Javascript Event

We're looking to customize the Status: Checked out and editable. SharePoint notification on our Wiki libraries. We'd like to change the message and include a button to the right that checks in the ...
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Cannot open Word document from link in library once it is checked out

We are using SharePoint 2010, with some users using Office 2007 and and others Office 2010. We have several document libraries that require users to check out documents. If a document is not checked ...
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Search results for checked out documents to a user, inside a document set

If I perform the following search (replacing [domain] and [username] with appropriate values): /search/pages/results.aspx?k=CheckoutUserOWSUSER%3A[domain]%5C[username] It returns search results ...
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When creating a site from a template containing documents, all the documents start as checked out

A colleague has set up a small SharePoint 2010system where site templates (simply created via SharePoint and saved as templates) are used to create new sites. these templates contain a number of ...
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Can open Word in SharePoint on one computer but not on another, why?

Have external users who are able to open and edit Word documents in SharePoint at a university but cannot do so on personal computer at home. What are some of the reasons for this difference?
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Uploaded documents getting checked out by default in Sharepoint 2010

I am uploading documents to a document library in SharePoint 2010 and I find my documents are checked out even they are not checked out. I have checked for option check out required to NO but even the ...
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How to display checked out user name on notification email [closed]

I have set up an extremely basic Nintex workflow which simply sends an email on document change. As part of the email I wish to include the name of the person who checked it out. I have tried to ...
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How to check-out a file from sharepoint document library using curl?

It is possible to checkin a file to sharepoint document library using curl with the following command as mentioned in this question: curl --ntlm --user username:password --upload-file file.txt ...
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Word document can't be checked out via Firefox

On a SharePoint Server 2010 a user tries to open a Word document from a library that requests checkout. He is using Firefox: clicks on the document the document opens in read only mode in the Word ...
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Checked Out documents can't be found on local drives

I'm using Foundation 2010 and when I checkout various documents they won't save on my computer. I've tried to play around with the Office offline editing options and the Sharepoint Draft file location ...
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How could this happen? Records declared without checked out user

I have a bunch of records that exist on my sharepoint site that have somehow become records without being checked out to a user.... Any idea how that could be possible? I was under the impression ...
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What is the difference? (Checked out files)

I am in the process of writing a powershell script to work with checked out files and I stumpled on this article: Find All Checked Out Files My question is what is the difference between the two ...
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Infopath forms get checked out and locked on Form Library when any entry is checked out

I have been struggling with this one for a while. We have a Form Library, where a user will enter data into a form and it gets stored. When changes to that entry need to be made, we require a ...
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Implement check-in check-out on list items?

I want to implement check-in/check-out functionality on a list in sharepoint 2010. What I want is, when a person is updating a list item, no one else shuld be able to edit that particular item and ...
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Checkout file returned by sharepoint does not really exist

I have the following code that returns me a list of checkout files in a document library. private static void IdentifyCheckedOutFilesForRequest(SPListItem listItem, SPDocumentLibrary lib, ...
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checking out from MS word / file missing in local drafts folder

If I check out a document in the document library, I get the option to use the local drafts folder while working on the document. However, it looks like there is no option to use the local drafts ...
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Sharepoint Issues with Checking Out Documents

We have a unique problem, We have several of our users that can check out signed in documents, although they are in the same permission group as other users. The link that you use to check out the ...
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CheckOutFile() raises SoapException: “Your changes conflict with those made concurrently by another user.”

I'm trying to check out a file using the Lists web service. Here is my code: using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using Soap = ...
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CheckedOutFiles return zero files but there are some files checked out

I've defined a Document Library named "Sales" on Sharepoint 2010. And I use the following code fragment to add all names who have checked out a file to a listbox: lstCheckedOut.Items.Clear(); var ...
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Unable to check-out an excel sheet from a document library in SharePoint 2010 Standard

I have a document library under my SharePoint 2010 Standard site. We are uploading Excel files to this document library to be updated by multiple users (Using Check-in/Check-out). We are using IE9 as ...
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Document library forces check-in upon adding custom lookup column

SharePoint 2007 Team Site Add a Document Library with the Word 2003 template Add a new item, save, close document, no problems Add a (required) custom lookup field to the document library Add a new ...
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Check out issues after migration

We've migrated a MOSS 2007 Site Collection into SP2010 as a Site Collection under a tenant in a multi-tenancy set up. This migrated SC gives an error on checkout through the UI that states that the ...
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How to unlock a SPFile.SPCheckedOutStatus.ShortTerm lock on a ListItem on both Sharepoint 2007 and 2010

How can a site administrator remove a short term lock on a SPListItem.SPFile object? This happens when a user opens a Office document for editing from a list without doing a checkout. If the user does ...
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Remotely & Programmatically check document in and out

Here's the situation: We have a number of Excel based tools that are checked into a SharePoint document library. I want a program that will allow me to check out one to many tools, perform ...
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Force “Minor check in” when (instead of) “Major check in” occurs

I am playing around with SPItemEventProperties and it looks like it's little bit messed up (or I am totally missing the point). Here is what I am trying to do. When a user do a "Major check in" I ...
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What is the specific benefit of requiring check out in order to edit?

Just today I decided to try something that I was certain would go terribly wrong: In the Versioning Settings of one of my document libraries I set the Require Check Out option to "No" but left ...
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The file “[file name]” is checked out or locked for editing even though no one has it open

I get the following error when I try to check out a document from a document library in SharePoint that has been recently edited: The file "[file name]" is checked out or locked for editing by ...
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Edit Page not disabled when a page is checked out

I have a bunch of publishing sites upgraded from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and our users have noticed an interesting difference. Not sure if it's related to our environment or a bug in 2010. Basically ...