Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'locked file'.
I understand that a locked file cannot be synced. I do not understand why a locked file prevents other files from syncing. Example from this morning: File A1 is open on Computer A in a synced folder. File A2 is newly created on Computer A in the synced folder and is then closed and unlocked. Computer B syncs neither file A1 nor A2, and lists file A1 as locked. Closing files A1 on Computer A results in Computer B syncing both A1 and A2 without further attention. Why does the lock on A1 prevent A2 from syncing? Is this normal expected behavior? This is really inconvenient, since there will always be some file open somewhere.
I have a couple of files that aparantly won't sync. ONE says "file locked" the other that the filename is too long. However, I cannot find these offenders. BT sync does not seem to identify the file names, and I have no way of knowing how, among thousands of files, to know who the bad guys are? (I did do a basic file search for .lock, that was not helpful) Please help.
Windows 7 and 8.1. LibreOffice (was OpenOffice) 22.214.171.124. Having files open, working. Had hoped they'd be synced to laptop so I can leave with laptop and keep working. Fails with "1 locked file". If _lucky_ can save (must have a change) and quickly quit LibreOffice and then it syncs. If not lucky, fails because still locked, and won't try until next folder_rescan_interval, way too late. That is not a way to live. Would need a higher degree of certainty. Nothing is totally certain in life, but this is very painful. Made it more bearable by setting folder_rescan_interval to 60 (instead of default 600). I see two (only one good) possible solutions: 1) Sync could use Volume Snapshot Service (if you think that should be optional per folder so be it). That would be the ideal solution. These LibreOffice files are good, even though they're locked while open in LibreOffice. 2) Sync could be notified when the file becomes unlocked (that is less desirable, but still better than current), if that is possible, not sure whether that is a notifiable attribute.