UFO: View locked files

The Universal File Opener (UFO) is a Google Chrome extension. It enhances the Google Drive and AODocs experience by allowing you to:

  • open non-Google files locally on your computer using the corresponding software
  • save the changes you made locally back to Google Drive or AODocs

You can see if files are locked before opening them.

 View locked files in Google Drive
 View locked files in AODocs

Notes:
– Only shared files are locked by UFO.
– The lock status is available only if you're using UFO as a standalone extension without the AODocs Smartbar. Learn more: What is the AODocs Smartbar?

Tip: You can also access the lock status of files by accessing your cached files. Learn more: View and manage your cached files.

View locked files in Google Drive

Hover over a non-Google file in Google Drive. A pop-up indicates whether the file is:

  • locked by another user – you can't edit the file until the lock expires, but you can open it in view mode

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View locked files in AODocs

In Team Folders and Secured Folders:

1. Open a document with a non-Google attachment.

2. Hover over the UFO button in the tool bar. A pop-up opens, indicating the lock status. Learn more: View locked files in Google Drive.

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In Document Management libraries:

1. Open a document with a non-Google attachment.

2. Open the Properties tab.

3. Hover over a UFO button in the attachments list. A pop-up opens, indicating the lock status. Learn more: View locked files in Google Drive.

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