How to troubleshoot "Overwrite Check in operation failed: You cannot check in and overwrite a published file" error message

Question:

I keep getting an error Overwrite Check in operation failed: You cannot check in and overwrite a published file in my migration task results, even though the files were created successfully. How to get rid of this error?

Applies to: Dockit for SharePoint 8.x, 7.x

Answer:

This error message will be reported if Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited? Option is enabled under Require Check Out section in the target SharePoint library [Document Library -> Document Library Settings -> Versioning Settings -> Require Check Out]

The Require Check Out option (enabled) in the SharePoint library forces the user to check-out a file before editing its property / contents and creates a new version for check-out. You can consider disabling the above mentioned setting during content migration or ignore this metadata error, since it does not affect the final results of the migration.

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