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Introducing:: File Locking for Shared Folders

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File locking for shared foldersFile locking for shared folders

 

 
Overview
 
This feature gives file collaborators the ability to lock a file that is contained in a shared folder so it can’t be edited by any other collaborator.
 
Files can be locked via dropbox.com or, alternatively, directly on your Desktop App.  Locked files will then be made read-only for all other collaborators. Collaborators will be able to comment on and share a link to locked files, but only the user who has locked the file, or team admin will have the ability to unlock it.
 
A locked file will have a lock icon on the thumbnail in Finder/Explorer & on the Dropbox website
 
Timeline
  • Business teams can opt in to early access through the Admin console, beginning October 16 2019.
  • ( In order for a team to opt in to file locking, they must be migrated to the new sync engine )
  • General access will begin intially on December 18 and rollout will continue throughout Q1 2020.

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