We frequently have a situation where users open PDFs saved on the network with Acrobat, and then leave them open.
Then if other users need to edit the same PDF, they have no way of knowing the PDF is locked until they try to save and get this error:
"...The file may be read-only or another user may have it open... "
In this situation it would be useful to be able to interrogate the locked PDF to see which user has locked it open, and maybe to even force close the open session.
Does anyone know if any of this is possible?
Many thanks in advance.
It's not something that Acrobat can show. File 'locks' in Acrobat are not controlled by the application as they are in programs such as Word or InDesign - which write a lockfile to the folder - instead we rely on the server OS to flag each file. Information on who is accessing a file on a network share is only available at operating system level via the machine which hosts the share (e.g. via a net session command).
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