Problem saving a file [DROPBOX]

Paul A. Rubin parubin73 at
Mon Sep 21 21:16:30 UTC 2020

On 9/21/20 3:38 PM, jcredberry at wrote:
> Jürgen,
> I did just that and backup folder is rendered in the window:
> image.png
> Now, after clicking OK, Dropbox pops up a warning telling me the file 
> is going to be moved from the original folder. Moving back to no 
> backup folder defined... Scary!
> Regards,
> Julio Rojas
> jcredberry at <mailto:jcredberry at>
This message seems to be generated by LyX, and I suspect it occurs 
either because 
C:/Users/jcredberry/Dropbox/Sulan/Papers/DCHT/DCHT_2020_v3.lyx is locked 
or write protected or because somehow the directory is temporarily 

A little Googling turned up at least one report of Dropbox blocking 
access to files on a Win 10 PC that may or may not have been caused by a 
Win 10 update (in February). If you bump into this problem again, you 
might check the Dropbox icon in the system tray and see if it indicates 
that Dropbox is syncing. If so, that might be interfering with LyX 
writing the modified file.


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