SharePoint - Unable to delete a locked or checked out document

SharePoint - Steps to delete a locked or checked out document that is checked out by someone else.

Site Administrators can take ownership of the file(s) and then check them back in.

1. Launch site/page where documents are located.
2. Select the Library Tab and click on Library Settings.

SharePoint Library Ribbon
3. In Library Settings, select the "Manage files which have no checked in version" option.

SharePoint Library Settings Page
4. Select the specific document you want to take ownership of.
SharePoint Library Documents Checked Out page
Click on "Take Ownership of Selection" link at the top of the list.
SharePoint Take Ownership link
6. Once you have ownership, you can now check in the document and manage it appropriately (delete, update, etc.)

Keywords:SharePoint lock checkout   Doc ID:66454
Owner:Larry G.Group:University of Illinois System
Created:2016-08-25 14:57 CDTUpdated:2020-05-29 14:38 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois System, University of Illinois Technology Services
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