I ran across something that I have nevertheless experienced using a document library. Normally in a document library if a document is checked out the document is still visible on the list, however, the end-user will not be able to make any changes unless checked back in. However, I come across where documents are checked out, however, their not visible on the list until checked in. Has anyone ever notice this? Is there a setting that needs to be changed? I checked to make sure there were no filters. Also, grouping not turned on and the style is default. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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This is the default for items that have NEVER been checked in. There happens when someone uploads an item without filling in required metadata (usually through windows explorer)

There is a view for administrators inside the library settings area specifically to locate these items.

  • Thank you for your help. If I use the admin checked out page located inside the library settings if the enduser made changes will be the changes be lost? Thanks! Jul 7, 2014 at 18:30
  • If you take ownership and check them in, no. If you delete them, obviously yes.
    – Aboba
    Jul 7, 2014 at 18:35

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