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Configuring conflict handling

When working with more than one person on the same files, it is possible for synchronization-conflicts to happen in certain situations. For example: If two people are working on the same file, the last one to save the file will ‘win’ the synchronization process which is triggered as soon as the file is being saved.

 

Conflict handling

In the case a file conflict occurs, the client keeps the newest file version (by the last modification date) at the original place. All the other members of the folder receive this copy as well then. Meanwhile the previous file version which was overwritten is saved in the file archive and can be therefore restored later on.
Furthermore the folder-members receive a notification in their clients whenever a file conflict happens and a warning sign will appear next to the Toplevel folder that contains the respective file.

 

Enabling the conflict handling

The conflict handling is enabled by default but in case you have manually disabled the conflict handling in the past and want to reactivate it, you have to follow this instruction:

  1. Click on Preferences in the main window.
  2. Open the tab Expert Settings.
  3. Check the checkbox called Enable conflict handling.
  4. Click on OK.

 

Disabling the conflict handling

If you disable the conflict handling the client will no longer issue a warning and the overwritten file will not be saved in the file archive (therefore it can’t be restored later on!).

To disable the conflict handling:

  1. Click on Preferences in the main window.
  2. Open the tab Expert Settings.
  3. Uncheck the checkbox called Enable conflict handling.
  4. Click on OK.