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GetPrivateProfileString() lock the file?

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I wrote a program using GetPrivateProfileString() API function. It seems to lock the .INI file for writing over the network, so other application can not access it.
Can it be???
I am talking about Windows 95.
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What operating system are you talking about?
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amartin030297 earned 400 total points
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Yup.. its true.. a lock does occure when over the network.
Since Windows is reading the file (which takes some finite
amount of time which is non-zero)... In theory, at the SAME
time another user could be changing the .INI file (saving it
out)... And there would be a collosion.  So, yes, Win95
will locked the file.... as segmented file locking for
xxxProfileString was not implemented.
   
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by:gidon
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What can i do to stop this locking?
Should i write my own version of GetPrivateProfileString()?
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