About the Check In/Check Out system
If youre working in a collaborative environment, you can check files in and out from local and remote servers.
You can use Get and Put functionality with a testing server, but you cannot use the Check In/ Check Out system with a testing server. For more information about using Get and Put, see Getting and putting files to and from your server.
Checking out a file is the equivalent of declaring "Im working on this file now--dont touch it!" When a file is checked out, Dreamweaver displays the name of the person who checked out the file in the Files panel, along with a red check mark (if a team member checked out the file) or green check mark (if you checked out the file) next to the files icon.
Checking in a file makes the file available for other team members to check out and edit. When you check in a file after editing it, your local version becomes read-only and a lock symbol appears beside the file in the Files panel to prevent you from making changes to the file.
Dreamweaver does not make checked-out files read-only on the remote server. If you transfer files with an application other than Dreamweaver, you can overwrite checked-out files. However, in applications other than Dreamweaver, the LCK file is visible next to the checked-out file in the file hierarchy to help prevent such accidents.
For more information on LCK files and how the Check In/Check Out system works, see TechNote 15447 on the Macromedia website at www.macromedia.com/go/15447.
- Setting up the Check In/Check Out system
- Checking files into and out of a remote folder