2 Aug 2010

Sharepoint 2010 - Disable / Turn off "Check In" / "Check Out" and "Approval" requirements

I found that the requirement to check out my master page and CSS files was becoming a pain, every time having to check them back in and approve them too. Clearly I don't need to do this while I'm developing a site and nobody else is on the system.

I thought there would be some kind of master setting for this in Central Administration or Site Settings, but my investigations suggest this is a per-library thing. Anyhoo, the following instructions worked for me:

• Go to Site Actions / Site Settings and click View All Site Content
• Go to the library that contains the file(s) you wish to edit
• In the Ribbon, select the Library Tools / Library tab
• Click Library Settings in the Ribbon
• Click General Settings / Versioning Settings
• See the settings for Content Approval and Require Check Out


  1. Where is Site Actions?

  2. Anonymous7:06 am

    After installed office web apps, and i disables the versioning in library settings, but still it is asking to checkout the documents to edit.

  3. Anonymous5:52 pm

    this didn't work

  4. Anonymous9:08 pm

    Didn't work for me either.

  5. Anonymous4:02 pm

    It worked perfectly for me. Thanks!


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