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SharePoint: Check-In Multiple Files at Once 
Audience: Faculty;Staff;Full-Time;Part-Time;EMBA

Operating System: All
Article Number: 421 .3.0

Updated: 4/28/2011 12:22 PM
Summary
Mass uploading files in Sharpoint can leave them all checked out. Here's how to check them in at once.
Overview

Uploading multiple files to SharePoint at once can leave all files checked out to you, which means no one can view or edit them. 1 Rather than checking them in one-by-one, you can use this method to check them in all at once. If you have fewer than ~6 files, it will still be faster to do them one-at-a-time.

Mass Check In

To check-in files en mass:

  1. Under Site Actions, select Site Settings
  2. Under Site Administration, Click Content and Structure
  3. Change View: Default View to View: Checked Out to Me
  4. Select the items you wish to check in
  5. Select Actions > Check In

You can also use this technique to mass discard check out, find links to other documents, and other activities.

1 If you send a link to a file in SharePoint and the recipient can't find or access the file, the document probably hasn't been checked in.