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See when a file is open

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It would be really nice if we could see when a file is already open by another user. Even an alert when I try to open a file that someone is working in would be nice. That way I can chose to not work in that file until it is available, instead of creating conflicted files.

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Dropboxer

Hi @RickStringer; welcome to the Community!

 

I'm sorry to ask, but have you heard about the Dropbox Badge and our File locking features?

 

These should help with what you had in mind (avoiding conflicted copies of all kinds), however, if they don't, please elaborate on your use-case and what exactly you'd like to see implemented. 

 

Thanks!

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Thanks, Walter. I will explore those a bit more.

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Walter, Dropbox Badge is great, but it only works with Microsoft Office files. That is fine, and useful. However, the majority of our work is with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. It does not appear that Dropbox Badge works with those. 

 

Locking the files would be too cumbersome for an active project.

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