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Can't checkout Project (mpp) or Visio (vsdx) files RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have library with 'require checkout' set that contains mpp and vsdx files.  I have MS Project and Visio 2013 (SP1) installed locally.

    If I choose edit for one of the mpp files, it simply opens in MS project as read-only and doesn't allow me to save it (only as a local copy). There's no option to check-out anywhere. Obviously I can check-out manually in SP before opening then check in again afterward but it seems clearly wrong that I'm allowed to click "Edit", make changes, but then be unable to save back to SP again (even if you switch back to SP to check-out, Project thinks you've opened it Read Only and won't let you save back to SP).

    For Visio it's even worse - when I choose Edit for a vsdx file, it opens in Visio as though I can edit it, but when I try to save it says "UPLOAD FAILED! You'll need to check-out the file before we can upload changes", and presents a "CHECK OUT & UPLOAD" button, but clicking this just gives the same error. Not only that, but the 'Check-Out' button on the Info page does nothing at all, I've confirmed it simply doesn't even send any request to SharePoint to do anything, and no errors are reported anywhere.

    This surely isn't the intended behaviour?

    Monday, July 14, 2014 1:36 AM

Answers

  • Hi Dylan,

    Firstly, let’s verify the followings:

    1. Please create a new library, then upload some project files and visio files into the library, test again, compare the result.
    2. Please check whether this issue occurs on other machines.
    3. Please add the site into IE Trusted Site, then test again, compare the result.
    4. Please open the problematic library, and select a file, then click the ECB menu (…), click Edit, check if this issue occurs.

    Here is a similar post for your reference:

    http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/22216/ms-project-files-opening-in-read-only-mode

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Wendy

    Forum Support

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Wendy Li
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    • Marked as answer by Lindali Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:51 PM
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:21 AM
  • From what I've read elsewhere it seems it's simply a bug in MS Project that it does't recognize that a SharePoint .mpp file requires checking out, and hence incorrectly presents the "Edit" button rather than the "Check out" button that all other Office apps do.  I've verified it under several different configurations.



    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:06 PM

All replies

  • BTW it seems the Visio problem was temporary and apparently connected to the fact that I have a problem with my internet connectivity status that means it sometimes shows "No internet access" even when there is. But in fact my SharePoint server is on a LAN and doesn't require any internet connectivity anyway, so it's clearly a bug that Visio is simply ignoring any request to check-out just because my internet connectivity status is wrong. Word/Excel/PowerPoint also have an issue with this but at least they tell you that they can't check-out because of this.


    Monday, July 14, 2014 2:30 AM
  • Hi Dylan,

    Firstly, let’s verify the followings:

    1. Please create a new library, then upload some project files and visio files into the library, test again, compare the result.
    2. Please check whether this issue occurs on other machines.
    3. Please add the site into IE Trusted Site, then test again, compare the result.
    4. Please open the problematic library, and select a file, then click the ECB menu (…), click Edit, check if this issue occurs.

    Here is a similar post for your reference:

    http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/22216/ms-project-files-opening-in-read-only-mode

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Wendy

    Forum Support

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Wendy Li
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Lindali Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:51 PM
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:21 AM
  • From what I've read elsewhere it seems it's simply a bug in MS Project that it does't recognize that a SharePoint .mpp file requires checking out, and hence incorrectly presents the "Edit" button rather than the "Check out" button that all other Office apps do.  I've verified it under several different configurations.



    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:06 PM