SharePoint 2010 – Users Cannot See Publishing Images

Scenario: You’ve just changed the logo on your SharePoint 2010 Intranet site but you as an Administrator or Site Collection owner are the only one who can see it? You’re users see a red cross?

Reason: When you add any image or file to the Site Images document library, the item is saved as a Draft version. Your end users cannot see Draft versions unless you give them access.


Go to your Site Images (Publishing Images) folder under All Site Content and:

  • Go to Library Settings > Versioning settings
  • Under Content Approval, select ‘No’ for Require content approval for submitted items?
  • Under Document Version History, select ‘No Versioning’
  • Under Require Check out, select ‘No’ for ‘Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited?’
Derek Halstead is a SharePoint consultant as well as the founder and principal of and He has 16 years of experience in the IT industry, with over ten years focused on Microsoft SharePoint. He can be reached by using the Contact Me link in the top menu.
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