We can’t do that for you because the file is no longer checked out or has been deleted in SharePoint Designer

When I tried to Check In a file inside SharePoint Designer, I got the following error:

We can’t do that for you because the file is no longer checked out or has been deleted

We can’t do that for you because the file is no longer checked out or has been deleted in SharePoint Designer

I have already tried to

  • Close Share Point Designer and restart it again,
  • Close SPD then clear cache from the following folder:
    • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache
    • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Web Server Extensions\Cache

But unfortunately, the problem still persists,

Cause:

This problem might occur because the file title contains disallowed characters like “/” as shown below:
Page Properties in SharePoint Designer
Solution:

  • Right click on the affected file >  Select Edit file in advanced mode.

edit-file-in-advanced-mode-SharePoint-Designer

  • Right click again on the affected file > Select properties.

file-properties-SharePoint-designer

  • The properties page should be shown.

Page Properties in SharePoint Designer

  • Remove URL > Change the title to an appropriate name by avoiding using disallowed character.

master-page-properties-change-title-SharePoint-designer

  • The affected file should be now checked in properly.

Enjoy 🙂

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