Posted On: May 24, 2017

Amazon WorkDocs now allows you to lock files for editing, and unlock them when you’ve finished making changes. Locking a file ensures that your edits are not overwritten by others, and it eliminates the need to coordinate between users when making changes. This makes it easier to use Amazon WorkDocs for collaborative editing.

To lock a file, start by accessing it using the WorkDocs web client or mobile app and select Lock from the drop-down menu. A lock icon will appear next to the file name to indicate that the file has been locked. While the file is locked, other users cannot upload new versions or sync changes to WorkDocs. When you unlock a file, you can choose to save the changes that you’ve made, or you can discard them. If you need to edit a file which someone else has locked, you can easily request that they unlock the file directly from the WorkDocs web client or mobile app. WorkDocs automatically notifies the person who has the file locked, as well as the file owner and co-owners. To learn more about locking and unlocking files, please see Locking and Unlocking Files.

These new capabilities are available today using the WorkDocs web client and mobile apps, in all AWS Regions where WorkDocs is offered. To learn more about Amazon WorkDocs, or to start your trial, please visit Amazon WorkDocs.