Please stop the file locking

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John Montclair

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Please stop the file locking

PostFri Aug 18, 2017 4:45 pm

It's very frustrating to have Resolve put a read/write lock on files and retain that lock even after a file has been removed from a project. I have to close Resolve to release the lock.

Today, I accidentally drug a file over the taskbar and Resolve popped up, and the file looked as though I was dropping it on the timeline, but I never released the left mouse button, and drug the file elsewhere. Resolve put a lock on the file before I even released the mouse button even though the file we never even officially put into the project! I had to stop my work, close Resolve, and do what I wanted to do with the file, then restart.

Very frustrating and time consuming.

P.S. I'm not sure if this still affects 14 but I surmise that it does.

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Peter Chamberlain

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostSat Aug 19, 2017 5:56 am

If the file is in the media pool its in the project.
If you delete from the media pool and not have it selected in the storage do have the same issue?
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John Montclair

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostSat Aug 19, 2017 5:39 pm

Yes. That was the point of the post. Put the file in the project. Remove the file from the project (i.e. the timeline, the media pool, everywhere in Resolve). The file is still locked in the OS. Can't move it, rename it, delete it in the OS. Have to close Resolve to release the file lock. Very frustrating.
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Jim Simon

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostSun Aug 20, 2017 3:19 pm

I've experienced the same. Media removed from the Media Pool remains locked by the OS and can't be deleted, moved or renamed.

To be fair, the same happens with Premiere Pro.
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Micha Clazing

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostSun Aug 20, 2017 4:48 pm

Jim Simon wrote:To be fair, the same happens with Premiere Pro.

That's putting the bar pretty low though. ;)
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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostMon Aug 21, 2017 2:07 am

Same here

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostMon Aug 21, 2017 8:46 am

Hi there,

Can anyone please give me hints about what's new in the field of locks in R14 ?

I was surprised a TL was locked 2 days ago, and didn't know why and how to unlock it. Didn't find an answer after a quick look in the manual...
Thx in advance
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John Montclair

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostFri Sep 01, 2017 8:42 pm

Peter Chamberlain wrote:If the file is in the media pool its in the project.
If you delete from the media pool and not have it selected in the storage do have the same issue?


Any update?
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Jason Tackaberry

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostSat Sep 02, 2017 8:19 pm

+1. This is one of the very first irritations I observed about Resolve.

It's true that removing files from the media pool does not close open handles on this file (verified with Sysinternals tools), but it's sufficient just to view a file in the media browser. Resolve seems to keep these files open forever, and once they're touched in any way within Resolve, they can't be managed from Explorer. (Which includes deleting or renaming, because NTFS is lame.)
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Luc Van Driessche

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostMon Jun 11, 2018 12:14 pm

Hi,

I was having an issue with Resolve keeping a lock on files and after a search I found this (old) thread.
Am I right in assuming that this is something that won't be changed in 15 or future versions of resolve?
In Vegas I can simply replace or change an audio file in an external program (if Vegas isn't playing), switch back and press play and everything is fine.

In Resolve that's not possible at all.

Luc
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Jason Tackaberry

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostMon Jun 11, 2018 11:09 pm

I also wrote about it here:

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=72417

I haven't heard anything from BMD on this so no indication that there's any plan to change it.
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Luc Van Driessche

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostTue Jun 12, 2018 10:21 am

OK, thanks.
I thought this was by design but if you haven't even used the file it's clearly a bug.

In a black box system you can afford to take ownership of everything. In a multitasking/multi-user environment you just can't do that.

I also did a test with an image, changed it outside of resolve and in that case nothing happens, it isn't locked but Resolve continues with the cached image as if nothing happened.

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Igor Riđanović

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostTue Jun 12, 2018 6:09 pm

It's a big time suck at our shop too. Just last week I was thinking that I need to make time to find a way to low level delete locked files. Many applications do this, but they release the file once it's no longer in use.
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Luc Van Driessche

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostThu Jul 05, 2018 8:22 am

Hi,

has anyone tested if this is solved in beta 16?
Don't have the time to test it myself so was hoping that someone could check.

thanks

Luc
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Jason Tackaberry

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Re: Please stop the file locking

PostFri Aug 10, 2018 2:05 pm

Beta 16?

The behavior still exists in 15b8.

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