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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The file is currently checkout out or locked for editing by another user while delete a folder: SharePoint 2010


Issue: The file is currently checkout out or locked for editing by another user while delete a folder.


Background: One of my client was trying to delete a folder which was empty and when deleting throws above error message.

Troubleshooting:

Checked that the folder has multiple nesting i.e. there level of nesting. 

Tried to delete the folder from root level, no success.

Tried to delete the folder from each nested folder level, no success.

Tried to upload a file on the last folder and delete the file it worked but unable to delete the folder.

Resolution: It seems to be an issue with the corrupt file check out. You always have the option to check-in back the files from the library which don’t have valid check in version. To do so:

Go to Library tools.

Library settings

Under Permissions and configuration tab – Choose to select the Manage files which have no checked in version.  

Open the page; look for the folder/file name which you are trying to delete.

Check the box against and click take the ownership of the Selection.


If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know.

I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, thank you.

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2013
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