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.
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'.