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Re: Try File Locking

Try the File locking Dropbox feature.

Trinity2019
New member | Level 2
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Can you explain the the File Locking system through the early access program so we won't have conflicting versions? We would like to know how this feature works and if it is right for us.

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Fiona
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Thanks for joining Community @Trinity2019

I am so excited to talk about the "File locking" Early Access Business feature! :grinning:

You can now lock a file that is contained in a shared folder. This way you can prevent people from editing the file, even if you have given them edit rights on the folder.

Locked files have a lock icon on them but can be viewed by all collaborators of the folder.

Only the one that locked the file or the admin signed in as the user, will be able to edit this file until it is unlocked. 

I think this is going to be very useful. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions! 

 


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Fiona
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Thanks for joining Community @Trinity2019

I am so excited to talk about the "File locking" Early Access Business feature! :grinning:

You can now lock a file that is contained in a shared folder. This way you can prevent people from editing the file, even if you have given them edit rights on the folder.

Locked files have a lock icon on them but can be viewed by all collaborators of the folder.

Only the one that locked the file or the admin signed in as the user, will be able to edit this file until it is unlocked. 

I think this is going to be very useful. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions! 

 


Fiona
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Brian B.39
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Is this file locking mechanism automatic or do we have to right click and lock/unlock the file?

Rich
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It's a manual process.

Fiona
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How to lock or unlock a Dropbox file:wink:


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s_l_h
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Hi Fiona, you mention 'early access' - is this just limited to some business accounts currently? If so, when will it be released to all accounts?

 

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Rich
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@s_l_h wrote:

Hi Fiona, you mention 'early access' - is this just limited to some business accounts currently?


Team Admins can enable the feature on the Early Access page within Settings in their Admin console.

s_l_h
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Thank you!

JT-EE
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Hello,

I'm an admin on my company's business account, and I don't see 'File Locking' listed under the 'Early Access' options.  When and how can I enable File Locking?

Thanks!

Fiona
Dropbox Staff
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Hello @JT-EE. Thanks for reporting. 

I emailed you to look into this for you. 

Get back to me there and I will be able to see what is going on with your Early releases. 

Thank you! 

 


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