ownCloud File Locking prevent conflicts while editing

File Locking

Let users lock files to prevent conflicts while editing. It improves collaboration and avoids misunderstandings as well as data loss.

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The File Lock Feature enables users to mark a file or folder as being worked on in the Web App, preventing others from editing them concurrently. The file or folder automatically unlocks after a set period of time that defaults to 30 minutes and a maximum of one day. 

Please note that this is something different than Transactional File Locking, i.e, the mechanism that avoids file corruption during normal operation. It prevents simultaneous file saving as well as the renaming of a folder containing a file or folder that is in the process of being saved.

Screenshot illustrating the file locking user experience

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