InDesign Lock File being ignored

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Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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We currently serve InDesign files over a Synology Drive, which is connected to our MacOS X Clients over SMB. When one User opens a IND document, the idlk lock file is correctly created. Now, if a second users opens this exact document, this lockfile seems to have absolutely no impact. The second user can edit the file simultaneously.

A few weeks back this was working as intended and the second user got a warning message from InDesign and was unable to open the document.

What can we do about this?

We also tried AFP and SMB, but with both protocols, the lockfile seems to be ignored.

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020
Hi caits14186699, Max already tackled the problem by modifying a script by Kasyan Servetsky. https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/idlk-files-over-cloud-storage/m-p/11598431#M403807 Link to the GitHub repository Max also posted in the linked post: https://github.com/t3n/indesign-prevent-multiple-opens Kasyan presented his idea in the forum here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/idlk-files-over-cloud-storage/m-p/11324946#M196504 and in more detail on his website: http://kasyan.ho.ua/indesign/event_scripts/warn_about_docs_open_on_dropbox/warn_about_docs_open_on_dropbox.html...

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Oct 26, 2020 Oct 26, 2020

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https://www.reddit.com/r/indesign/comments/b1gndi/collaboration_over_cloud_drive_lock_files_not/ this is kind of the same problem we're facing right now.. idlk file is present, but InDesign ignores ist

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Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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Seconding this issue. It was working correctly before the latest updates, now it's not working correctly any longer. People keep editing "read-only" files because InDesign is letting them edit files that others are already using.

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Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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Hi caits14186699,

Max already tackled the problem by modifying a script by Kasyan Servetsky.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/idlk-files-over-cloud-storage/m-p/11598431#M403807

 

Link to the GitHub repository Max also posted in the linked post:

https://github.com/t3n/indesign-prevent-multiple-opens

 

Kasyan presented his idea in the forum here:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/idlk-files-over-cloud-storage/m-p/11324946#M196504

 

and in more detail on his website:

http://kasyan.ho.ua/indesign/event_scripts/warn_about_docs_open_on_dropbox/warn_about_docs_open_on_d...

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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I have same problem with inDesign 16.1.
I think this is Adobe problem, and this is serius inDesign error.

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Mar 09, 2021 Mar 09, 2021

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How would a cloud sync’d lockfile work if one of the collaborators did not have an internet connection (the beach, bad router, no power) and edited a file?

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