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Missing documents after migrating from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

I had a task to migrate the content database of a web application in SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.
I performed the database-attach method (the only possible with SharePoint 2013 migration) and everything seemed to be working.

The problem came when I navigated in the document libraries. There were a lot of missing files.

At first, it looked scary but the reason was logical:
    - I migrate the web application to a new farm with different Active Directory
    - The missing files didn’t have published version so they were not missing but hidden
    - Even I was logged with the System Account the security trimming hide these files

The way to make the files visible is to publish them.
Just navigate to  Library Settings -> Manage files which have no checked in version .
From here you can take the control over the documents and to publish them:

Looks simple but it took me time to identified the issue.