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    Hello,
    I would appreciate any hints about the following issue I encounter:
    - I moved all my projects to a new folder created under Documents (Win10)
    - I also renamed the default workspace to MyProjects.DsnWrk

    Now when I am adding any of the projects under this workspace by getting these from their new location, the projects seems to be locked (green lock icon).
    Any ideas ?

    Thanks in advance!

  • #2
    I have never seen this.

    PS: When you are moving a project, some people suggest to use Project -> Project Packager: https://www.altium.com/documentation...d?version=19.0 However, normally I just move it and usually I do not have any big problems with it.

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    • #3
      Thanks Robert!
      Interesting ...just copied from the User Interface the icon..have you ever senn such "lock" icon ?Click image for larger version

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      • #4
        I have not. But ... are you using a versioning system? Possibly, check Altium preferences - there is an option in Altium to enable file locking, maybe you have it enabled? PS: some software use special files like .lck which when you delete them, it will unlock them ... maybe have a look into the project directory?

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        • #5
          Ok, many thanks for the hints Robert. I managed with your help to understand the issue. It is due to a setting under "Data management" called "File Locking" which is meant in a classical sense to prevent "lost updates" in the presence of multiple Altium instances! So when enabled, the file will show as "green locked=updatable" ffor/in the instance that first opend it. When a second, third, etc...instance it started and opens the same file it looks like "red locked=not updatable":
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