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Can we somehow lock some files to prevent them from being edited by two people simultaneously?

ucarmil New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hello support, 

 

We have two users that share files in a team folder.  Is there a way for DropBox to open the file read-only if the other person is editing the file?   

This is how it works if two users try to open the same  file on shared network drive, the second user will be read only.

Thanks

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Re: Can we somehow lock some files to prevent them from being edited by two people simultaneously?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @ucarmil, I hope you're well today!

 

You can use the file locking feature which will allow only one person to edit the file at a time, while others with access can still view the file.

 

You can check out more info about this from here.

 

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions!


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Re: Can we somehow lock some files to prevent them from being edited by two people simultaneously?

Moniz
Helpful | Level 6

Hi, ucarmil!

 

I had the same "problem" and the simple solution that i use with my students was locking the file, for instance, encrypt the file (Word, Excel...) with the password.

I know its not the better pratice, but is simple.

 

Best regards and keep safe.

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