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The file is currently checked out or locked. I need to delete this file and I cant. please help!

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Ollie_Mille
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I am the administrator of the Group/Folder/& file that I'm referring to here.  I'm organizing some documents and moving them to subfolders.  There is one document that I cannot move or delete.  I get this error message:  The file is currently checked out or locked for editing by another user.  The other user shows as me but I am not editing this document.  How do I release the lock?  

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@Ollie_Mille Have you tried to ope the Files location in the SharePoint view and checked the file check in option there?

 

 

Sometimes it's just a matter of waiting. I've experienced Teams locking a file if it's created inside Teams, if created directly in SharePoint no such issue exists.

 

Give it a an hour or so

 

@Ollie_MilleThis error is the bane of my existence.  I have searched and searched and while some people claim to have solutions, none of them have ever worked for me.  From what I have read this error has been around for a long time and there is not straightforward solution.

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