In Powershell i get all checked out file from a library with

foreach($f in $lib.CheckedOutFiles){
    //I tried to retrieve item with 
    $item = $lib.GetItemById($f.ListItemID)//exception item not retrieve

How can i checkin spcheckedoutfile?


I finally found a solution. For having item i have to do a TakeOverCheckOut before and after i can have item and file to checkin

foreach ($item in $lib.CheckedOutFiles) {
    write-Host $item.ListitemId
    $item.TakeOverCheckOut()//to retrieve item i have to do this before
    $doc = $lib.getItemById($item.ListitemId)
    $itemFile = $doc.File
    if($itemFile -ne $null){
        $itemFile.CheckIn("Checked In By Administrator for achive")
        write-Host " Checked In" -ForeGroundColor Green


To check-in all files within a specific library, try this

$spWeb = Get-SPWeb http://yoursite/
$splist = $spWeb.Lists |? {$_.Title -eq "libname"}
foreach ($item in $splist.Items) 
    if( $item.File.CheckOutStatus -ne "None" )

Check also how to checkin all checked out files via powershell?

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  • Thanks but with this method you don't have files that has not yet checked in – user1898765 Oct 9 '16 at 12:24
  • I am sorry , but what I understand from you , you need to check in all checked out files , should you elaborate more what you need specifically , to can help you :) ? – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Oct 9 '16 at 13:17
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    Yes i use your solution for file already checked in in library but files that are not yet in library is not in items of library. You have to use .CheckedOutFiles. – user1898765 Oct 9 '16 at 19:47
  • Great job, thanks for this info :) , forgive me I think I didn't understand your question correctly at the first :) , So I answered based on this line in your quest I get all checked out file from a library to check in – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Oct 9 '16 at 19:56

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