Allow check in/ Check out when SharePoint document library has been synced to local machine using onedrive
Allow check in/ Check out when SharePoint document library has been synced to local machine using onedrive. When files are synchronised using onedrive, the check in, check out ribbon is not available. The files are displayed in read only. This makes onedrive useless for a lot of our customers.
Would be useful to have the ability to apply this mode to specific folders/files within a library and not on an entire library. For Files/Folders with lots of users accessing regularly, this could be more of pain. For instance-- someone sleeps or loses their computer without unlocking a file. But in specific cases, this feature would be useful.
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?
This is the main reason I told my company not to adopt this as a cloud storage solution. Our business is going to remain with a competitor until this is resolved. Making this automatic would make this a Cadillac of a product.
Our SharePoint libraries require check-in/check-out of files and we struggle with opening and modifying PDF files, which we rely heavily on, because PDF files are only able to open in the browser view. While viewing files stored in any SharePoint Online (SPO) sites, regardless of Classic or Modern, we are unable to directly open PDF files into Adobe DC for editing with either the current Legacy Edge browser or IE11. This despite the fact that Adobe DC is the default application for opening PDF files on our end user computers. The only workaround is to Open with Explorer from the SharePoint site where the PDF files are saved. The Sync feature would eliminate the need for Open with Explorer to work with PDFs, but not if it does not support check-in/check-out of files. Given that the check-in/check-out of files is a common and basic functionality of SharePoint, it doesn't make sense to exclude it from the the Sync functionality.
Katie Fedosz commented
This is a very important feature and without it, we are unable to use SharePoint as a true DMS.
Local sync is no use to us without being able to check in and out documents opened from file explorer.
Thomas Rizzetta commented
Agreed! Most end users are still use to using files shares as mapped drives, sync folders provides that ability however there is no "easy" way to tell if someon already has the document open until it is too late. allowing check out/in would resolve this issue.
I agree with the OP. Without this feature, Sharepoint has a very limited use, if we are to replace it as a 'cloud file server'.