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annoying sync reports file is locked while copying/saving to synced folder

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I have two repeatable issues where Sync seems to think it should be copying files or touching files when it doesn't seem to need to... or maybe is should just be waiting a couple seconds to allow other tasks to finish before it tries to jump in.

1) If I copy files into a synced folder (for example adding a new folder of songs to an mp3 folder that syncs across computers in my house) as it is copying, sync will complain one by one that the files are locked by another program. I even put sync in "pause" and sync still continued to complain the files were locked even though it wasn't actually syncing anything at that time. 
Shouldn't pause actually stop sync from indexing or doing anything?

2) At work I have a synced folder on my work laptop (syncs back to the home computer)  that I save a new document file into almost every day. Every time I save into that folder Sync complains that the file is locked by another program. That laptop is not connected to the internet most of the time I'm working on the file, so it can't sync anything at that time but it still complains. I understand it might be indexing the files in the folder, but why does it care if the file is locked since it can't do any syncing at that moment?

Both of the times, Sync reports that the file being copied or being saved is locked by another program. It is quite annoying and Windows 10 notification panel gets hit with a report for the locked file(s). 

I'm not sure why sync is immediately acting on the files while another program is working on saving or copying into the synced folder. Perhaps it could just wait a little bit before acting on the new file(s). Or maybe sync doesn't need to complain about the files as the files will sync just fine once the files are finished being copied or the files is saved.

Is there a way to turn off or not get notified about this?

Thanks!

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1) no, pause shouldn't stop indexing: explained here, and here, and here, and here and in user guide

2) when a new file appears in the share, Sync's notified about it and starts checking the file. It's at this moment when it sees that the file's still locked. You can set a delay for your Sync to put off processing files: 
https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/207491426-Setting-Delay-Time-For-Syncing

Also, you can disable those bubble notifications in Sync settings. 

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