If you have files checked out from SharePoint but do not want them checked out anymore, you can use the "Undo Check Out" option instead of checking in the files.
- Select the View ribbon. In the Resources section select SharePoint Explorer.
The SharePoint Explorer opens.
See SharePoint Explorer.
Locate the file(s). You can use the "multi-view" to do this.
Shows or hides the folders that the files are stored in.
Shows or hides the files. If you click this button when the "Show Folders" button is selected, the area splits into two halves. The folder is shown on the left side, and the files and subfolders within it are shown on the right.
Collapses the folders.
If the "Show Files" button is the only one selected, you can click this button to move up one folder level.
- Select the file(s). If the window pane is split into two halves, you can select the appropriate folder on the left side and select the files on the right side. You can hold the SHIFT key to select a range, or you can hold the CTRL key to select individual items.
- Right-click the file(s) and from the context menu select Undo Check Out.
In the dialog that opens, click Undo Check Out.
Note: By default there is a check mark next to all files that were selected. If necessary, you can click any check box to remove the check mark, which means that file will still be checked in when you are finished.