EPDM – How to Check-in Local files if the Local Vault View has been Deleted

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated February 7, 2012


In a previous blog “Safely Deleting and Recreating a Local Vault View”, I looked at how the local vault view can be deleted without losing the local files. But what can be done if the vault view is deleted accidentally or cannot be accessed, thereby making it impossible to perform the steps in the aforementioned blog article.

In this situation:

  1. Create a new vault view.
  2. Log into this vault view as the EPDM “admin”
  3. Do a search to determine which files are checked out by the user, that the local vault view is being re-created for.
  4. Find the files in the vault and perform an undo check-out each file.
  5. Once all files have been released, you can proceed to step 5 of “Safely Deleting and Recreating a Local Vault View”.

Note: These steps are bases on the assumption that the local files exist in some other location, such as a backup. If the local vault view is deleted and the files are not backed-up all local files will be lost.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.