Problem saving a file [DROPBOX]

Paul A. Rubin parubin73 at
Sun Sep 20 16:33:27 UTC 2020

On 9/20/20 12:27 PM, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
> The file #DCHT_2020_v5.lyx# looks like some kind of lockfile or 
> tracking file that Dropbox writes (maybe hidden), though that's only a 
> guess. Hence, moving the file would remove that thing. It's possible 
> that saving it didn't work because Dropbox thinks it's open on another 
> machine.
> Riki
> On 9/20/20 12:03 PM, jcredberry at wrote:
>> I have three computers, each with a different OS (Linux, Windows and 
>> MacOS), and have only seen this problem in Windows and in this file. 
>> I created a folder within the folder of the original file, created a 
>> copy, modified it, resave it and the error again appears. I am going 
>> to switch to my MacOS computer to see if the error appears.
>> Julio Rojas
>> jcredberry at <mailto:jcredberry at>
I can confirm that the #...# file is a lock placed by Dropbox to avoid 
collisions. That said, I've never gotten a message from Dropbox telling 
me it was deleting the lock file.

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