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 made saved or discarded?

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    The changes do get saved if you have permission to override. Just tried in 2013
    – user53017
    Commented Aug 25, 2016 at 19:17

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Overriding checkout will remove the lock and assign the checkout user data to your name.

Nothing will get Saved/Discarded (These changes are available in the previously checked out user's computer).

You risk losing any changes made by previous user that were not saved.

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