Indesign 2022 (18.104.22.168) IDLK file does not lock
This problem was recently flagged as resolved, but despite the newest InDesign and MacOS versions it is still possible for two users to open the same Indesign file. We are working on a network volume over SMB and it is possible for my colleague to open the same file I am working with. The *.idlk file was generated by the first user, but it is not recognized by the second Indesign user and sometimes subsequently just disappears.
I also tried to reproduce this issue with Indesign 2020 but all worked just as expected.
Anna Fischer-Köstlbauer commented
same problem here! it is of highest importance to solve this problem!
Rainer Klute commented
Still not fixed in InDesign 18.1
Same Problem here since InDesign 2021. Now using InDesign 2022 (Version 17.1). It doesn't matter if it's a local file or from the network volume. Sometimes my colleague can open files while I am working in them. Also it is possible to re-name the files while the file is open (ILDK is created, but doesn't lock the files).
This is a heavy risk!