Locked Files

Files can be locked within Workplace"Workplace" describes the Workplace service in its entirety. to prevent users from overwriting each others' work. These locked files are displayed on the Locked Files view of your DashboardThe dashboard is an integrated, intelligent overview of all your recent project activities in Workplace.. The number of locked files in this list appears in parentheses next to the tab name.

Files can be manually locked on Mac, PC, mobile devices or via Workplace OnlineWorkplace Online is the web portal that users within a team can use to access their data and administer their team.. Files can also be automatically locked when editing begins if SmartBadgeAn interactive badge displayed when opening a Microsoft Office document synced via Workplace to your Mac. is enabled. For more information, please refer to SmartBadge.

When you have locked a file, a icon appears next to the file. If the file has been locked by someone else, a icon appears.

If you attempt to edit a locked file, you'll be warned that the file is locked.

NOTE  While your administrator can restrict file unlocking to the project owner, by default any user can unlock a file. This eliminates delays if a team member forgets to unlock a file; there is some reliance on collaboration within the workplace.

If the same file is edited and saved by multiple people simultaneously, a conflict is created. All versions created by these users will be saved and the filename will be appended with the user name, thus ensuring no information is lost.

For details about the information in the lower portion of this page, refer to the Dashboard topic.

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