InDesign Lock File being ignored

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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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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

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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InDesign Lock File being ignored

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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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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

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

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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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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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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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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