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check in check out problem

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I've got some confusion about how to use the check in check out feature.  I've got it enabled, and I'm just not sure which way is which.  It's enabled now.  Once a long time ago I enabled it, then disabled it.  That must have left some files in use because every time I went to upload a file it told me it was in use and asked if it was ok to upload anyway.  Tired of this, I re-enabled it to try to set things straight, but I can't seem to do it.

If there is a green check mark does that mean *I* am using it?  The other person using files can't?  The terminology is not that clear to *me* anyway.  If it's checked OUT is that a green check, or is that green check "checked IN"????

and when I am done or when I check it the other way there is a lock.  What I REALLY want to do is not have this feature enabled, but I can't seem to clear the files of either a check or lock.  It's either a green check or a lock.  I need some help understanding this and getting is set back properly.
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Information about files that are checked in/out are based on .LCK file.  I had the same issue...Delete all of the .LCK files on the server and disable this 'feature'.  You should  be OK after that.
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it wasn't exactly like you said but I did look on the server and saw my name next to some files.  After I allowed them to overwrite my local files (they wre all the same) I was able to turn off the read only and then finally turn off the check in/out feature.   I would not have looked to the server without your comment.  However, I never saw any .lck files anywhere.
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" never saw any .lck"

You can't see them in DW and I think they are hidden files so you would have to enable the viewing of hidden files.

Here some more info: http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_15447

Glad you got going.
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Oh!  Thank you so very much for a most informative link!
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