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

This SharePoint 2013 tutorial explains, how to show checkboxes that go missing in the 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 Document library checkboxes missing

Open your SharePoint 2013 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 checkbox is checked or not “Allow individual item checkboxes”. If it is not checked check the checkbox “Allow individual item checkboxes”.

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:

Another thing you can edit it, edit the page and then edit the list view web part in the 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:

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

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I hope this will be helpful to solve SharePoint 2013 Document library checkboxes missing after migration from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013 issue.

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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

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