Problem saving a file [DROPBOX]

jcredberry at jcredberry at
Sun Sep 20 16:46:14 UTC 2020

BTW, on my Mac I have Lyx v. 2.3.1-1. My coauthor has 2.3.0!!! Curious,
isn´t it? A regression?
Julio Rojas
jcredberry at

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 1:43 PM <jcredberry at> wrote:

> Thanks, Paul. On my Mac the error does not appear. I would check back on
> my Windows computer to see if I find this file hidden in the folder, as I
> cannot see it on my Mac (I can see it for another file that is currently
> opened by my coauthor in a Mac).
> Regards,
> Julio Rojas
> jcredberry at
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM Paul A. Rubin <parubin73 at> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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.
>> Paul
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