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.
If a SharePoint Document Library requires Check-out to edit and is synchronized, if the file is opened from OneDrive folder it NEVER SHOWS THE RIBBON and opens the file read-only. But if that library is NOT SYNCHRONIZED, IT WILL SHOW THE RIBBON!
At the time of writing there are the following similar requests (total 383 votes):
https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive-archive/suggestions/7094810-check-in-check-out-by-onedrive-for-business-clie 116 Votes
https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/36559786-allow-check-in-check-out-when-sharepoint-document 88 Votes
https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/36559786-allow-check-in-check-out-when-sharepoint-document 96 Votes
https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/38537131-lock-a-file-for-editing-on-desktop-onedrive-app 31 Votes
https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/38100610-check-in-check-out-by-onedrive-for-business-clie 8 Votes
https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/36070039-add-ability-to-check-out-and-check-in-files-in-fil 8 Votes
https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/35135407-add-context-menu-option-for-sharepoint-check-out 6 Votes
https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/39931735-integrate-check-in-check-out-document-library-in-c 11 Votes
https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/913522-onedrive-on-windows/suggestions/34851694-sharepoint-version-control 19 Votes
This makes this very important feature count 383 votes.
Can someone merge these ideas so they gain traction?
Could you reconsider adding this functionality to OneDrive?
Now that Teams provides files from SP, the perfect combo of OneDrive, Teams and SP in the background would make a compelling offering. However, for some use cases you must have strict check in and check out so the fact that this doesn't work is hugely frustrating. What's even more annoying is that we actually had this work, for about 20 minutes, then stop, and then we were told by MS that it doesn't work and couldn't have done so. See attached.
PLEASE someone fix this so cached Ondrive content from SP (and hence Teams ) can be locked with checkout/in
john krisman commented
Please add this feature, having to "view online" or view in file tab in teams is a major pain point for us.
Jonathan Westwood commented
Absolutely agree this should be treated as a bug fix. It is impossible to sync a SharePoint library with Check In/Out enabled because all the files are opened as read-only.
In libraries that are not synced, you can Check Out / In from the desktop app, a very helpful feature. Open it, then if you need to make changes, hit File > Check Out.
In libraries that are synced, it seems that you cannot edit in the desktop app no matter what! There is no option to Check Out in the desktop app, and even if you Check Out in the browser, the file is still opened read-only.
I.e. syncing a Check In/Out library effectively breaks the library without any warning or explanation. Not cool.
Thierry Dalon commented
The documentation here https://support.office.com/en-us/article/top-questions-about-check-out-check-in-and-versions-7e941339-e972-4c7a-a79a-80a1fcf84076 seems not accurate.
[ Why don’t I see a Check out icon in my OneDrive for Business local folder?
If you've synced a library with OneDrive for Business, you can still check out files in the browser. You can see the Checked Out icon icon image in the browser to indicate the file is checked out. However, there is no Checked Out icon on the file in the local folder of your device because the local folder has no knowledge of the check out/check in state of the file on SharePoint.
However, in your local folder you can do the following:
Right click the file name.
Select View Online or selct OneDrive for Business, and then click Go to browser.]
Point 2. selct OneDrive for Business, and then click Go to browser.: I can't see a Go to browser function.
Thierry Dalon commented
This is currently a pain to check-out a file from the file explorer. You don't even have a function to open the file in the browser in the document library. (ok, for office documents you can "view online" and check-out from the office app)
But all serious business work needs this feature.
Dan Rosner commented
I need to work on documents with versioning, even if it's my own doc/I'm the only person working on it. OneDrive presumably does versioning, but it's according to god-knows-what logic. I need to be able to tag and stamp docs with my own versioning to create a 'checkpoint' on a doc.
But no, that's not a feature. Even though, of course, it's all built on top of the same OneDrive engine/sharepoint under the hood.
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.