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What will happen when you lock a file?

Advanced Collaborator | Level 14

Hello

If you lock a file in a shared folder, 

  1. What will happen to the shared member? Will they get notified? If so, how?
  2. Will the icon on the folder or file change?

Thank you.

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Re: What will happen when you lock a file?

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Hey there @jazzmeg1, thanks for checking in with us! 

When a file is locked in a shared folder, members aren't proactively notified, and the folder icon that contains that file doesn't change.

All members though should see a lock icon on the file, indicating that it's not available for editing. 

You can find more info in this article

Hope this helps!


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Re: What will happen when you lock a file?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @jazzmeg1, thanks for checking in with us! 

When a file is locked in a shared folder, members aren't proactively notified, and the folder icon that contains that file doesn't change.

All members though should see a lock icon on the file, indicating that it's not available for editing. 

You can find more info in this article

Hope this helps!


Lusil
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Re: What will happen when you lock a file?

Advanced Collaborator | Level 14

Thank you!

 

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