File List - Icon / message when a file is being modified?


Is there any method to display a icon/message when a file is being modified (whatever the file is - office or a image, ect...).

So the others team members will see that the file is being update (ideally by who) and avoid any changes at the same time (avoiding conflict or overwriting each other efforts).

This feature doesn't seem to be include in the File "List template".


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No, it's not synchronous like that. When a user opens a file for edit, the effective process is "download file, edit, upload new version".

A user could easily walk off after download, and never "close" the file by uploading or explicitly abandoning it, so Confluence can't "lock" it - it doesn't really know if the user really has it open or not.

(Cue call for "google docs interactive file editing", which would be lovely)

Thanks for the answer!

What a shame there is no "notification system".

Would it be possible to restrict the modification of one or some files to a couple of users only?

I mean a group can see and modify the page, but only one or two can modify a specific file included in that page.

thanks in advance.

The permission to view a page is separate from edit, and from modifying files, that's all done by space permissions.

However, this applies to the whole space - you get access to ALL of the files in the space, or none of them, it's not selective.

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Davin Studer Community Champion May 12, 2014

There is a plugin the marketplace that will allow you to check out files and place a lock on them.

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