Lock and Unlock Folders in Sync

You can set a lock to prevent other users from opening a folder.

Locking tells other users that you are actively using that folder.

When a folder is locked, the following conditions apply:

  • The owner of the lock has full access to that folder and can modify it
  • An Admin can always override a lock
  • Users can download and view the locked folder
  • Users cannot modify the locked folder

When you lock a folder, all of the following clients will be subject to the lock restrictions:

  • User Portal accessed from a web browser
  • FileCloud Drive
  • FileCloud Sync
  • Mobile clients
  • WebDAV

To lock a folder:

  1. In your system tray, right-click the Sync icon and choose Open.
  2. In the mini-dashboard, click Open.
    Your Sync folders in file explorer open.
  3. Right-click the folder you want to lock, and choose Show more options. Then choose FileCloud Sync > Lock folder.

    If you have checked Show Lock Status in Icon Overlay in Sync Settings, the red overlay icon appears on the folder.

To unlock a folder:

  1. Right-click the folder you want to unlock, and choose Show more options. Then choose FileCloud Sync > Unlock folder.

    The folder is unlocked: