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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Listing all checked out files

As a site administrator I have to list all checked out files in the site collection. Looking at the DB is looks like the tp_CheckoutUserId field in AllUserData might be a key to this query. Is it ...
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Can an admin check in publishing pages for other users?

I know that those with Full Control can override a checkout by another user (which causes the user's changes to be lost), but can the Full Control users also check in those publishing pages on a ...
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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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Page is checked out by another user. How can I force check-in or discard?

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 ...
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Checked Out file is not appearing inside “SharePoint Drafts” folder

I have SPS 2010 intranet site that has 1200+ users, and so many document libraries and folders. The farm actually contains only one server and there is no any Alternate Access Mapping configured only ...
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Cannot check out documents anymore

Our WSS3 document libraries no longer prompt to check out. I've confirmed check out is required for editing, and I've tried a new library. We're getting the same results. I also check the ...
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Check in error “We can't do that becuase the file is no longer checked out or has been deleted”

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 is as follows: "We can't do that because the ...
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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 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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How to make changes to CSS file stored in Style Library in 2013

I am trying to edit a CSS file inside the 'Style Library'. For some reason 'Edit document' in the web interface ribbon is greyed out when I select the file. It seems to only be enabled for some file ...
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“Document could not be checked out” permission problem?

I am facing problem with document check out in a SharePoint document library. This is the message I am getting: I'm using the out of the box document library. I have logged on as Admin Document is ...
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Get the check out file based on users Name

My environment is SharePoint 2007. I have write a Power shell script to get the file names and checked out by username and their email id. I am successfully able to get these details. Now I want to ...
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Using the Web Services to determine if a user has a document checked out

(Note I need a solution for this that works on 2007 and 2010) We have a desktop application that we are adding Sharepoint Check in and out functionality to using the Web Services. One issue we are ...
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Can we unlock a ShortTerm lock via CSOM for SP2013

We are using SP2013 with OWA installed. Users often complain about a file stored in SharePiont being locked by another user not in office. Error is "The file "xxxx" is locked for exclusive use by ...
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SharePoint 2007 - Remind user of check-out documents

May I know if it is possible to remind user who have check-out a document for a period of time, to check in their document? (I notice that sometime user do forget to check-in their documents, so was ...
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“Check Out” button not appearing in Excel 2010

One of my coworkers has this problem for some of the files stored in a document library. If he clicks on the link, from the document library, the dialog has these two options: "Read-only" and "Edit" - ...
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How can I use approval workflow to reject changes of any existing list item?

I've been creating reusable workflow using SharePoint Designer 2010. You can see a screenshot of the workflow code by clicking on the below link. My custom approval Worfklow code image I tried ...
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Why can't I discard my own checkouts?

I am having a repeated problem where I check out a document, but am not able to discard my checkout subsequently. What could be the cause? Background: I am a user not an administrator; our SharePoint ...
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SP2007 - List all checked out / unversioned files

I am in the process of migrating our SP2007 farm to SP2013 using a migration tool. Where it is currently having issues, is where it skips documents that have "no checked in version". I can see these ...
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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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Best Practice to handle items modification in SharePoint 2007

From my understanding, there is no checkout function inside a SharePoint 2007 List. So, what is the best practice that SharePoint Professionals and Expert do to make sure that a item of a SharePoint ...
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How to force check out on SharePoint search results?

When get search results with documents and I click on it to edit they are not checked out. Despite the fact that I activated check-in/check-out in the DL where the document is located. How can I force ...
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Read-only document displays Check Out button in MS Word “Server Document” bar

Similar to the issue described here, I have a customer whose users see the "Check Out" button when opening Word 2007 documents directly from a document library with the checkin/out enabled. ...
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Get list of all publishing pages checked out

For a specific SharePoint 2010 web site, is there a way to get a list of all publishing pages (Pages library) items that are checked out regardless of how many subfolders deep they are located? Thanks....
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Do check out in a document with jquery

I'm using SharePoint 2013. I need do check out in a library document using JQuery. Someone help me?
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limit to number of times you can checkin/checkout a document

Is there a limit to how many times a file in SP2010 can be checkedin and checkedout assuming the file size is small and we have no problem of space in the database. Pointers to any documentation with ...
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Changing file icon images

I'd like to accomplish two things: I want to change the color on the "checked out" arrow from green to red to increase visibility. I'd like to know how to modify the icons associated with different ...
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Get Check-out Documents using Javascript

Is there a way to get all the checked-out documents in a library? I know this cannot be done by search-driven webparts, but is there a way let's say through REST or something like that?
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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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Checked out files by all users

Is it possible to create a view of all checked out files by all users. I already created a view to see all checked out files by the logged in user with: [me] I am wondering if it is also ...
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Why files are not checkedin using following code

I have checked out couple of files in document library manually by right clicking on item and click on checkout. Then i am using following code to checked in files that i manually checked out, But ...
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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, Q&...
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Cannot open document for editing in Sharepoint (MOSS 2007)

I am experiencing a frustrating issue when I try to check out a document for editing in one of our Sharepoint sites (running MOSS 2007, Office 2010, IE9, Win 7 32 bit SP1), when I try to open the ...
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Determine Publishing Page check-in/publish status programmatically

Is there a way to determine the check-in/publish status of a Publishing Page programmatically? For example to determine whether the page is checked out (and to whom), whether the page has a ...
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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 out....
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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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Master Page checked in and approved (as a major version) yet I'm still the only person that can see it

Topic pretty much says it all. I've checked in a new major version of the master page and approved it, but I'm still the only person who can see this page. What am I missing here? This is a ...
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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 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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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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When does SharePoint check out files when “Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited?” set to Yes?

I have a document library in SharePoint 2010 to which a user is uploading spreadsheets via a custom web part. These spreadsheets are later processed by another custom web part and updated. A user ...
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SharePoint 2003: List all checked-out documents

I'm in a process where I'm copying documents from a SharePoint 2003-site to a new 2007 site. The problem is that documents that are checked out on the 2003-site are not copied in their newest version (...
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Get list of CheckedOut Items

I found the following code which works like a charm as is... How do I modify it for a specific (known) list. # enter your site URL $spWeb = Get-SPWeb "http://sp2013" function GetCheckedItems($spWeb) ...
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Does overriding a checkout discard changes or save changes?

When I go to checkout out a file, sometimes a previous user has forgotten to check the file back in and I have the option to override their checkout. When doing that, are the changes the previous user ...
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Do not allow check out, edit, and upload to document library

I have a document library in my SharePoint 2013 site. (I have SharePoint Foundation.) I want to allow people to add documents and also to view documents (and save them locally to their own PC) but I ...
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Is the sharepoint check in check out feature meant to be used only for microsoft office files-i.e. word, excel and powerpoint files?

I am trying to create a library of files which are used for PLCs ( Programmable Logic Controllers). The file name ends in .acd for these file. Right now when i Check out a file, it is not downloaded ...
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Force checkout new items

I would like to force check out documents to the owner of the document when it is added. I am currently doing this when a new item is added via a workflow. I'd like to achieve this via an event ...
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Making checked out documents visible to all users

So on our Office365 I've noticed that users cannot view files that have been checked out by other users. Is there a permission or library setting that does allow users to see files that have been ...
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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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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 ...