File Lock Override
Site/folder/file owners should be able to unlock locked files (waiting an hour for SharePoint to realise I closed that document it opened for me in Word Online is a real pain).
I would think that using Checkout/in feature would eliminate this issue. at least people would be able to see who had the file checked out...no?
Matthew Carter commented
If a user goes to Teams and sets it to Read Only NO ONE can access the file, not even the ADMINISTRATOR! I can't assist to break the lock and assist them. Most people don't know that they did this or their sessions ends or it is open and they don't know about it.
Melissa Bailey commented
Such a frustrating issue! I don't have time for this problem.
Sam Williams commented
I consistently get locked out of documents I've just been working on. This prevents me from approving them in our workflow. Please sort this issue out. It's hard to remember to come back and approve something when you can't do it at the time. A real QA nightmare
Michel Farhi-chevillard commented
We have this problem in SharePoint 2016 (+ Office Online Server).
Very bad for the end users who have to wait for minimum 10 minutes
Chris P commented
Over two years and nothing has been done on this. More people need to vote.
Spencer Chen commented
Owners should be given the option to wield the POWER.
very much needed
Dennis (Castra) commented
So, when is this going to be implemented in SharePoint 2016?
Why there is a long delay in fixing this BUG.. :( This is a daily issue at my office and my users are really really not happy to see their files are locked by themselves!!
Locked by me and I cannot move the file...crazy.
Jeff Hilyard commented
I encountered "locked for shared use by me" as the only user of a Word Doc in Teams (moving from Teams client to Word client and unable to save) while demonstrating to my IT colleagues the benefits of collaborating with Teams Files. The idea that end-users would encounter that experience killed any interest.
Extremely frustrating user experience. I am the only one using the file, yet I cannot edit it because it has been locked by... myself. I closed all browsers and it's still locked.
This should not be a suggestion! Get it together MS, stop being abusive on your customers!
I found another workaround:
Simply use another browser! You should now be able to checkout the file you have problems with and check it back in.
After that use your original browser.
Greetings from Germany
Ole Kristian Mørch-Storstein commented
can anyone consistently facing this issue have a look at this blog post and see if changing the flag allow-sync-xhr-in-page-dismissal to "enabled" does anything? (full disclaimer, im the author of this blog-post)
JL Sandin commented
Wow!!! More than a year and issue still worlking on, waiting for a solution from Microsoft. After googling, I could only find out to requesto for this "feature" as a fix for this problem. I've voted, but I do not think this will work out the problem...
Jon Paarlberg commented
This issue just took the excitement out of our O365 SharePoint initial launch. We worked for months to get away from file locking issues in SharePoint 2010, 2013 and were so happy to finally be able to collaborate.
Imagine everyone's impression when they were unable to collaborate because of a file locking issue.
Why are we voting for this like it is a fun, custom feature instead of a seriously broken and badly needed fix?
Why do we have so many useless features when the core functionality is so flawed that very few can stand to use it?
Such frustration for my end users.