We have in our environment installed Gary LaPointe powershell cmdlets and I found this script


which returns all checkedout files, now I need to forcely check them in, not sure how to do though that in powershell.


  • You want to checkin aa files in site or a particular document library?
    – Aanchal
    Jun 13, 2014 at 10:28
  • all files in a document library Jun 13, 2014 at 10:30

3 Answers 3


You can use the following code:

function CheckInDocument([string]$url)
    $spWeb = Get-SPWeb $url
    $getFolder = $spWeb.GetFolder("Shared Documents")
    $getFolder.Files | Where { $_.CheckOutStatus -ne "None" } | ForEach
        Write-Host "$($_.Name) is Checked out To: $($_.CheckedOutBy)"
        $_.CheckIn("Checked In By Administrator")
        Write-Host "$($_.Name) Checked In" -ForeGroundColor Green

Here’s an example on running the function:

CheckInDocument http://SP

OR you can Try :

$spWeb = Get-SPWeb http://prinhyltphp0317/
$listName = "text"
$list = $spWeb.Lists |? {$_.Title -eq $listName}
foreach ($item in $list.Items) 
    $itemFile = $item.File
    if( $itemFile.CheckOutStatus -ne "None" )
        $itemFile.CheckIn("Automatic CheckIn. (Administrator)")
  • and what are the parameters? screencast.com/t/PcyNspl0 Jun 13, 2014 at 12:38
  • still not working, check screeenshot, script seems to have something wrong Jun 16, 2014 at 9:13
  • Please share the screenshot.
    – Aanchal
    Jun 16, 2014 at 9:16
  • lol see url above Jun 16, 2014 at 9:18
  • I Have update the answer, You can try that and check if you still face issue
    – Aanchal
    Jun 16, 2014 at 10:03

This will also check all sub folders and check in if any file(s) are checked out

$web = Get-SPWeb "http://vm01"
$folder = $web.GetFolder("Style Library")
function GetFilesNuv($fldrs,$space){
    write-host $space -nonewline
    write-host $fldrs.name -backgroundcolor White -foregroundcolor Black
    $fldrs.Files | Where { $_.CheckOutStatus -ne "None" }  |ForEach-Object {
    write-host ($space,$_.Name,$_.CheckedOutBy) -Separator "  " -foregroundcolor Red
    $fldrs.SubFolders |ForEach-Object {
    GetFilesNuv $_ ($space + "  ") ;
GetFilesNuv $folder "  " 

I found this solution the so far the best as it goes through a web applications (including subfolders etc). Worked with SharePoint 2016 too.


Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

Function CheckIn-AllCheckedOutFiles()
    #Define 'Web Application URL' as Mandatory Parameter
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$WebAppURL,
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$ReportOutput

    #Get the Web Application
    $WebApp = Get-SPWebApplication $WebAppURL

    #Write the CSV Header - Tab Separated
    "Site Collection Name `t Site Name`t Library `t File Name `t File URL `t  Last Modified `t Checked-Out By" | Out-file $ReportOutput

    #Arry to Skip System Lists and Libraries
    $SystemLists =@("Converted Forms", "Master Page Gallery", "Customized Reports", "Form Templates", "List Template Gallery", "Theme Gallery", 
           "Reporting Templates", "Solution Gallery", "Style Library", "Web Part Gallery","Site Assets", "wfpub")

    #Loop through each site collection
    ForEach($Site in $WebApp.Sites)
        #Loop through each site in the site collection
        ForEach($Web in $Site.AllWebs)
            Write-host "Processing Site:" $web.Url
            #Loop through each document library
            Foreach ($List in $Web.GetListsOfType([Microsoft.SharePoint.SPBaseType]::DocumentLibrary))
                #Get only Document Libraries & Exclude Hidden System libraries
                if ( ($List.Hidden -eq $false) -and ($SystemLists -notcontains $List.Title) )
                    #Loop through each Item
                    foreach ($ListItem in $List.Items) 
                        If( ($ListItem.File.CheckOutStatus -ne "None") -and ($ListItem.File.CheckedOutByUser -ne $null))
                            #Log the data to a CSV file
                            "$($Site.RootWeb.Title) `t $($Web.Title) `t $($List.Title) `t $($ListItem.Name) `t $($Web.Url)/$($ListItem.Url) `t  $($ListItem['Modified'].ToString()) `t  $($ListItem.File.CheckedOutByUser)" | Out-File $ReportOutput -Append
                            Write-host -f Yellow "Found a Checked out file at: $($Web.Url)/$($ListItem.Url)"

                            #Check in the file
                            $ListItem.File.Checkin("Checked in by Administrator")

    #Send message to output console
    write-host -f Green "Checked out Files Report Generated Successfully!"

#Call the Function to Get Checked-Out Files and check them in
CheckIn-AllCheckedOutFiles -WebAppURL "http://intranet.crescent.com" -ReportOutput "C:\Temp\CheckedOutFiles.txt"

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