Companyweb homepage locked
Posted on 2013-11-12
Hello Experts, I've got a really strange situation...
A while back, our internal companyweb site suddenly developed a large white space at the top of the page, shifting all content down. I began looking at it today, and it seemed like the web part region was removed inadvertently. In SharePoint Designer I attempted to restore a previous version and it indicated that it could not check out the file because it was already checked out.
I looked and this is what I get:
Homepage.aspx is is checked out for editing by (unknown)
The only log in's to the site were both by me at this point with the Administrator log in, and my own log in. I tried to request access, but I get an email error. So the problem is that I can't seem to check in the file, so I can check it out in SharePoint Designer. This isn't a short term check out, and has been going on for a bit. I'm not sure of how it got this way at all, or how long it's been like this. When I look at the home page form the Admin account, it tells me it's checked out by that account. I try to check it in, and I get an access denied. I'm not a SharePoint admin by any stretch, and I can't find any reference anywhere on how to force this to get checked in. It's like the whole page is in limbo.