SharePoint folder deletion error: Cannot delete/checked out issue

Recently I have seen an issue where user was unable to delete a folder in a SharePoint online document library because a file was checked out for editing by a user. An in folder there was not file with pending checkout. And mandatory checkout was disabled on the document library. Solution: There were mandatory fields …

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SharePoint Post Migration Comparison Report to Verify Migrated content using PowerShell

Being involved in migrations for past couple of years, one of the pain area is to verify the migrated content. There are some amazing migration tools like Sharegate, Metalogix, AvePoint and they provide some very useful reports to verify the content but still I haven’t seen a report which can compare the migrated content in …

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SharePoint Important URLs

Being working on SharePoint for last one decade, I always use shortcut to reach out to different content. Shortcut means typing URLs directly in address bar instead of going through site navigation. My most favorite URLs which I used most are /_layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx and /_layouts/15/settings.aspx. There are couple of important URLs or pages which you need …

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SharePoint listing all documents with versioning detail

Document library in SharePoint shows count of the documents only, but there are many minor and major versions for a document. In this blog post I am going to share how we can generate a report for a document library which have details for all major and minor versions of document version size and checkedIn …

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SharePoint Storage Metrics to Check size of a document Library

SharePoint storage gives us a very useful report to understand the size of a site, sub site, list and library. To view the Storage Metrics report you have to follow simple steps Go to Site Collection Settings –> Site Collection Administration –> Storage Metrics You can drill down the document library or sub site to …

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Append changes to track comments in a SharePoint list

You might have seen comments on blogs/wiki page, or you can have seen comments when you checked in or publish a document in SharePoint. These comments are used to track the changes or communication for that change. Similar functionality can be achieved on a SharePoint list, I have seen many companies saving their procurement details …

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Show or hide SharePoint list and libraries

SharePoint lists and libraries are visible to all users and there are various ways to hide them. Admin can break inheritance for the list/libraries and set permissions for a specific group of users, this will hide the list from all users except that specific group and list content will only be available if user have …

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Get SharePoint List Inventory using PowerShell

PowerShell scripts are very useful to generate some amazing reports, recently I have written a PowerShell script which retrieves all lists and libraries for a SharePoint site collection under all sub sites with item count and versioning enabled. This is a report which can be very useful when you are going to the delta/cutover migration …

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SharePoint how to refer file URL in client side script

In SharePoint, sometime user finds it difficult to refer URL for any file in client side scripting languages like jQuery/javascript, so in this post I am sharing how to refer different level of sites using tilde (~). ~site: is used to refer to current site URL. ~sitecollection: is used to refer the current site collection …

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