Check Out or Check In files on Zoho WorkDrive

Check out or check in files

You can prevent other users from editing a file by checking it out. Once you're ready to start collaborating again, check the file back in. 
  1. The support for file locking (Check out/ Check in) is available for all team plans in WorkDrive. 

  2. A user must have at least an editor role or edit access to check out (lock) a file.

  3. When a file is locked in a Team Folder, members with Organizer and Admin roles can unlock the file.

To check out a file:

1. Select a file in My Folders or a Team Folder.
2. Click the  More actions icon  in the top action bar, then select  Check Out from the dropdown.
 
Alternatively, you can right-click the file and select  Check Out .



3. The  Versions tab of the file will open in a new screen.



4. Click  CHECK OUT
 
Once you check out a file, your collaborators will not be able to edit the file or see the changes made by you.

To check in back a file:

1. Select a file in My Folders or a Team Folder.
2. Click the  More actions icon  in the top action bar, then select  Check In from the dropdown.
 
Alternatively, you can right-click the file and select  Check In .

3. The  Versions tab of the file will open in a new screen.



4. (Optional) Add version notes for future reference.
5. Click  Check In to allow your collaborators to view the changes you have made, edit the file, and upload new versions.
 

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