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File Locking Questions

Advanced Collaborator | Level 14

Hi, I have a few questions about the file locking feature.

  1. Can anyone with editing access lock files?
  2. Do files have to be IN a shared folder to be locked? I tried to lock a file that is not in a folder but didn't see the locking option.

Thank you!!

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Re: File Locking Questions

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Hey @jazzmeg1, I’ll do my best to answer your inquiries! How are are you today? 
 
#1. Yes, that's right
#2. That's correct, the feature aims to add extra layer of control to shared folder members. 
 
I hope I’ve covered everything; please let me know if you have any follow-up questions Meg! 
 
[Edit: I've edited my post, as I had the initial message on my view when typing this.]

 


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Re: File Locking Questions

Advanced Collaborator | Level 14

Thank you for the quick reply. very helpful!

 

 

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Re: File Locking Questions

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Perfect @jazzmeg1! 😊 

I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts/feedback on how your team has been using the feature if/when you have some spare time. No rush, I just think that your story would be helpful to your fellow Community members, since you’re one of our Experienced Collaborators. 

Thanks again & take care until we talk again! 

 


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Re: File Locking Questions

Advanced Collaborator | Level 14

Hi

Here is one feedback.

We like the feature, but it would be nice if files could be locked from the Desktop app.

So far, seems like you can use the feature from the website and a file explorer.

Thanks!

 

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Re: File Locking Questions

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Meg!
 
While file locking isn’t currently supported in the Dropbox desktop app, I can see that other admins have also enrolled & it’s great to see how you’re getting on. 
 
Thanks again for keeping in touch. Have a wonderful weekend ahead! 

 


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