I'm doing a purge of a bunch of list/libraries used in a QA environment (using the script found here) and have run into a snag where 3 items in a particular library are checked out to a user but I am unable to check them in, discard the check out or delete them any other way.
The items are from a restored backup from our production environment so I have a feeling that may be part of the issue. When I try to check them in I get a file not found SharePoint error. When the script tried to delete the items it shows a "this item is checked out" message.
I haven't able to delete the 3 items by any method using the web page nor any scripts I've tried. Short of getting into the content DB directly which I do not want to do, I can't think of any other way to force a check in and delete the items.