Locking files in Connections

Lock files to prevent people from editing them.

About this task

The Owners and Editors of files can lock and unlock those files. For example, if you upload a file you are the owner and can lock and unlock that file. If you give a person Editor access to the file, they can also lock and unlock it. When you lock a file, people can still download and read it, but only you can upload new versions of it.

When a file is locked it cannot be edited, but it can still be deleted.


  1. Right-click a file in the sidebar application and choose Lock File.
  2. To unlock the file, click More Actions > Unlock File