Problem saving a file [DROPBOX]
Richard Kimberly Heck
rikiheck at lyx.org
Sun Sep 20 17:43:11 UTC 2020
On 9/20/20 12:46 PM, jcredberry at gmail.com 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 gmail.com
> <mailto:jcredberry at gmail.com>> 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).
> Julio Rojas
> jcredberry at gmail.com <mailto:jcredberry at gmail.com>
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM Paul A. Rubin <parubin73 at gmail.com
> <mailto:parubin73 at gmail.com>> 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.
>> On 9/20/20 12:03 PM, jcredberry at gmail.com
>> <mailto:jcredberry at gmail.com> 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 gmail.com <mailto:jcredberry at gmail.com>
> 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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