Problem saving a file [DROPBOX]

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Sun Sep 20 17:43:11 UTC 2020

On 9/20/20 12:46 PM, jcredberry at wrote:
> BTW, on my Mac I have Lyx v. 2.3.1-1. My coauthor has 2.3.0!!!
> Curious, isn´t it? A regression?

Again, it's just a guess, but I think this might have been a 'stale'
lockfile. It got left behind at some point so Dropbox is confused.
That's why the file seems like a 'normal' file somehow and you're being
asked if you want to delete it.


> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 1:43 PM <jcredberry at
> <mailto: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 <mailto:jcredberry at>
>     On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM Paul A. Rubin <parubin73 at
>     <mailto: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
>>         <mailto: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.
>         Paul
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