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Lock access when another person is editing a file?

Explorer | Level 3

I want to stop multiple people opening and editing the same file.

 

Once a file is open - it cannot be opened by another user until the inital user has closed it.

 

How can I do this?


Thanks.

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Re: Lock access when another person is editing a file?

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If you are using Microsoft Office, Dropbox has a built in "badge" integrated with Office that notifies if multiple people are trying to edit the same file concurrently. For other files though, Dropbox does not support this. However, if a conflict occurs, Dropbox will create a "Conflicted Copy" instead of overwriting one of the versions.

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Re: Lock access when another person is editing a file?

Explorer | Level 3

Thanks Nate, I had noticed the badge would pop up every now and again - but sometimes it doenst show up when others are in the file.

 

Keeping the file locked while another user was in it would be a nice feature.

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