Error: Document was checked out to your local drafts folder

When opening a document from a library within SharePoint (which requires check out), you are prompted if you want to use your local drafts folder for the checked out file. If you tick the box to use your local folder the document is copied to your local SharePoint drafts folder which is normally C:\Users\\Documents\SharePoint Drafts\. Its then copied back when you check in. But if the SharePoint Drafts is on the server, You might get the above error while Checking In the Document.

Fix: Open word Document, Go to Word Options -> Save options and select Save Checked Out Files to SharePoint Web Server.


  1. I have a question. What if it is for a MS Access .accdb file? There is not that option..



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