Check In/Check Out by "OneDrive for Business" client.
I want to checking in/out the file in OneDrive for Business client.
OneDrive for Business client mean Windows Explorer OneDrive for Business folder.
Thanks for the suggestion. Just being transparent that this isn’t something we’re likely to add to OneDrive in the near future. SharePoint does have this functionality today and we’d recommend using a Team Site for this scenario. The sync client handles treats documents that have been checked out from a Document Library as read only.
Agreed. People have been requesting this feature to be added to OneDrive since at least 2015. It has been 4 years and O365 is in full swing. As Microsoft advertises Sharepoint as a cloud file server, they should consider bringing check-in/out feature to OneDrive - otherwise, it's use is very limited.
Is this still a no go with check out/in with sync folders and shrepoint? We have to stop the deployment to our customers becuase people are overwriting files and creating multiple issues. Any word on this?
This has a big impact to our clients, SharePoint migration project halted because this functionality is not available - particularly for finance departments
Very frustrated - co-authoring sometimes is not the answer to finance teams with Linked/Synced OneDrive doc libraries.
This is not even a feature : that's a bug fixing, because when you sync this type of folder, the check-in / check-out function doesn't work and nothing is done to tell you why :
David Henderson commented
cannot belive they removed this... when it was groove.exe it was working fine!
is this feature still not available? I thought the other day that a ribbon appeared on a word document, asking for me to check the folder out within the oneDrive client. I went to check again today and this does not appear.
Olivier Travers commented
Power BI Desktop files (PBIX) don't integrate natively with SharePoint versioning the way O365 files currently do. OneDrive for Business (including with a SharePoint Team site) is well-supported by the PBI cloud service. However it's a real hassle to have to go to SP, check the document out, check it back in with a comment, and delete the previous commentless version (you can't add comments after the fact). The whole point of having a sync client is to avoid that sort of hassle.
Disappointed that we can't even continue to vote on this to maybe nudge the product team into reconsidering.
Warren Patterson commented
lol, idea closed, cant even vote.
This is unfortunate as the main goal of OneDrive is to eliminate this back and forth between Web interface. THope MS rethink of their strategy as this is the basic core of Sharepoint Integration with the desktop which make Sharepoint less painful to work with.
It is a very useful feature for OneDrive for Business users.
That's something extra that makes us shift to another solution ASAP!
mr blint commented
Is there a MSFT product that supports Folder Checkout, where an entire folder and all of its contents, files and subfolders, get flagged as "checked out" and become completely inaccessible to other clients? The user would point to the folder in their local sync image and request that it be checked out for their exclusive use.
Good afternoon, this functionality in the new onedrive client would be great.
Erik, a screen shot (I just googled )
Doug, your group should ask users what we want rather than assuming what we need. I tell my staff not to assume, it's bad business.
Alex, any chance you can post a screen shot of the old/classic interface" link? We have users that were forced to update to the new client, now they have to go to the SharePoint site to check out a document. Would rather check out from the synced local copy
This capability is there, but only for Office documents, from within the particular client application (ie Word documents in Word, etc)
Problem is for non-office documents.
Just to be clear... If we are syncing documents from sharepoint online document library using next generation sync client, option to check-out file from synced folder should be working?
This is really poorly considered, Douglas. Check-in/check-out in the synchronization tool is immensely useful. It would give you parity with a source management solutions.
WOW, what a mess this is! With all due respect, the lack of congruity between SharePoint and OneDrive check in/out capability is a HUGE problem.
My users need to be able to access SharePoint document library files offline via OneDrive, with the same read/write permissions as if they were online. Since that is not possible, standard processes must be recast for trivially different circumstances, substantially impacting user-friendliness and reducing process buy-in.
To add to the problem, the recent Office 365 updates, which include in-app collaboration and the new, always-on-by-default Autosave, cause unwanted, near-constant autosaving & document versioning (and really screws up document-change-based SharePoint Alerts to boot).
To wit: For users with Edit permissions, editing in both SharePoint and OneDrive must be (1) AVAILABLE, (2) OPT-IN, and (3) IDENTICALLY CONFIGURED between the two apps. Otherwise there is NO configuration that meets all customer needs.