SharePoint 2013 Document library checkboxes missing after migration from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 Document library checkboxes missing after migration from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013
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In this post we will discuss how to show checkboxes which goes missing in document library while migrating from moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013. Recently while working on a migration project we saw for few document library in list view web part the checkboxes are not appearing like below:

SharePoint 2013 Document library checkboxes missing after migration from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2013 Document library checkboxes missing after migration from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013

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You can check below things if the check box is not appearing.
– Open your document library and modify the view which is there in the list view (from ribbon you can click on Modify view), then expand “Tabular View” and see if the check box is checked or not “Allow individual item checkboxes”. If it is not checked check the checkbox “Allow individual item checkboxes”.

SharePoint 2013 Document library checkboxes missing after migration from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2013 Document library checkboxes missing after migration from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013

– The other thing you can check is that modify the view and go to the Style section and choose to display the default view like below:

SharePoint 2013 Document library checkboxes missing after migration from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2013 Document library checkboxes missing after migration from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013

– Other thing you can edit is, edit the page and then edit the list view web part in browser. In the web part properties expand Appearance tab and expand “Chrome Type” to Default if it is not there. And also in List Views select Toolbar Type as “Full Toolbar” as shown in the fig below:

SharePoint 2013 Document library checkboxes missing after migration from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2013 Document library checkboxes missing after migration from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013

This option work for us and just to let you know that this has been migrated from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013 using database upgrade approach.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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