Hide Overwrite existing files Option of Upload Document Page in SharePoint 2010

Requirement: Uncheck and Hide Overwrite existing files Option in Upload Document Page of SharePoint 2010.

hide overwrite existing files option in sharepoint 2010


If the “Overwrite existing files” option to be turned off for all uploads, You can locate these lines and Change the Checked=”true” to Checked=”false” in Uploadex.aspx file as below:

  1. <asp:CheckBox id=”OverwriteSingle” Checked=”true” Text=<%$Resources:wss,upload_document_Overwrite_file%>” runat=”server” />
  2. <asp:CheckBox id=”OverwriteMultiple” Checked=”true” Text=<%$Resources:wss,upload_document_Overwrite_version%>” runat=”server” />

Alternatively, let’s set this option only for the specific site. 

  • Login to your SharePoint Web Front End Server, Navigate to: “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\template\layouts” folder
  • Make a backup of the “Uploadex.aspx” file and open it in Notepad.
  • Search for text </asp:Content> from the top and Insert the below code in it.
  • Save and close the uploadex.aspx file. Repeat these steps in all your web front end servers if you have more than one.
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.3/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
 $(document).ready( function () {
 if(location.href.indexOf('globalfunctions/credit/_layouts/Upload.aspx') >= 0) {



My requirement is to hide overwrite existing files and upload multiple files options for only a particular subsite, so I’ve wrapped the code inside “IF” condition. Here is the result of the hidden overwrite existing files option and multiple upload link on the upload page:
hide upload multiple files

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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