Upload as "Checked-In"?

Jan 10, 2016 at 8:41 PM
Here's a thing...

1) SPFileZilla does not retain timestamps of files when downloading from SPOnline (open in explorer does)
2) SPFileZilla does retain timestamps of files when uploading to SPOnline (open in explorer does not)

... so between the two methods I can move files from one site to another and retain the "last modified" time stamp, which is great!

However! Because the files are uploaded as "checked-out", as soon as I check them in, the real last modified date is lost.

Is there a way to upload the files as checked-in? (other than switching off versioning) or is there a way to check the files in / discard the checked-out status without altering the date?
Jan 10, 2016 at 8:47 PM
I've found my own work-around:

In the library settings, changing "require documents to be checked out before they can be edited" to "No" whilst performing the upload means they are not uploaded as "checked out" and the time-stamp is retained.