I put a lot of documentation on our SharePoint site, and it all lists as being Checked Out To me. How do I check all of those files in, in one shot?


Go to Site Settings -> under Site Administration, select "Content and Structure". At the first page there is a list of the files with a "view" in the toolbar on the right section. Drop this down and choose "Checked out to me". Navigate to the folder where the files you wish to check in are located.

This will list all of the files checked out to you in the given directory you are in, and then you can check the checkboxes to select your items and in the actions drop down choose check in. You'll be prompted one time for the comment to check the file in with, so be sure you want to replicate that comment across all selected items for the Version History.

  • I did that, and chose Check In, then picking OK on the comment box (tried with and without comment). The files all still showed on the Checked Out To Me list, even after refreshing. – Lance Roberts May 5 '11 at 0:44
  • are you refreshing before the page refreshes on it's own? This functionality should work as I use it all the time. – brian brinley May 5 '11 at 2:28
  • I'm only refreshing after a long while of waiting. Tried again today, but no luck, though it sure seems like it should work. – Lance Roberts May 5 '11 at 15:26
  • I noticed that if I'm in a subdirectory on the 'Site Content and Structure' page that it has a title of 'Checked Out To Me' in <'subdirectory'>, but it actually lists all files that are checked out to me. – Lance Roberts May 5 '11 at 16:36
  • Thats correct the view is not relative path based if I recall correctly. Have you tried checking in just a few files at at time? – brian brinley May 5 '11 at 17:13

You can use SharePoint Designer to navigate to the site / Document library. Select all files that need checking in and select Check-in from the Edit menu.

Alternatively use PowerShell as described in this post.


You can also use the Manage Content and Structure feature if you have the publishing feature turned on.


For SP2010 you can find it as below

Site Actions -> Content and structure -> Change View (Checked Out to Me) -> Select all files using checkbox and click on Actions Menu. There's option to checkin.


Ashish Chotalia

  • 1
    + for simplicity and nice formatting – Iman Jan 12 '16 at 5:19
  • check this useful feature from SharePoint designer too . sharepoint.stackexchange.com/a/133493/16880 – Iman Jan 12 '16 at 5:21
  • Not sure why but I cannot find a content and structure option in Site Actions. – Shackrock Sep 1 '16 at 12:43
  • Are you site collection admin ? – ashish.chotalia Sep 2 '16 at 15:47

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