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    Computer Management

    When using Computer Management to view open files; there is a column # Locks. What does this column represent?

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    Re: Computer Management

    A file lock is usually issued to prevent a file from being updated while a the requesting program, process, or service is accessing the file. See theseSearch Results for more reading about locks.

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    Re: Computer Management

    You can have multiple locks on a file for a number of reasons.
    <UL><LI>A lock may be reserving only part of a file, so one lock could be for bytes 100 to 120 and another lock for bytes 2030 to 2100 of the same file
    <LI>A lock may be used to prevent another process from WRITING a file, but may allow other readers to also have compatible locks[/list]StuartR

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    Re: Computer Management

    Stuart,

    Thanks. I was wondering why the count would be more than one.

    John

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