Solved How do I avoid Network Conflicts with open files?

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June 25, 2018 at 17:14:54
Specs: Windows 7, 2.4 GHz / 3 GB
I want to retrieve data from a file in Computer A via the Homegroup Network and process it on Computer B. I did a brief crude but successful trial with a Jetpack linking the machines. But, what is going to happen when Computer B tries to get at the file in A while A has it open unnecessarily indefinitely or while A is writing to it?

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June 25, 2018 at 20:19:57
As far as my experience go;
If the application opens a file for read & write, other application may be able to read the file but not write to it or modify filename or delete it.

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June 28, 2018 at 06:28:07
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First off, if you remember to close a file when you're done, you won't have to worry about conflicts.

But to take your example and run with it........if I were on B and opening a local file that someone had left open on A, I would do the 3 finger salute (ctrl-altd-del) and I would go into Task Manager. In TM I would select the Applications tab and in there, I would highlight, then close, the open file.

After doing so, you would then be able to open the file on B and edit it without issue.

I would not do this while someone is actively editing the file though. So I would suggest you find out first if the file is in use or not and if it's not, proceed with closing it on B via TM, then opening it to edit it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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July 13, 2018 at 02:10:59
This would make more sense, if I added that the application is timing a road race. A human would press <ENTER> on Machine A every time a runner crossed the line. The program would then output or append and immediately close a file of finish times to a times.txt file on that machine.

What works with minimal chance of conflict is to network the two machines (hot spot, wifi router or "gigabit switch". The operator of Machine B is inputting race bib numbers as someone brings him or her cards with the numbers written on them. When there is an obvious break in runner flow, the Machine A operator clicks an UPDATE button and brings over the times from B for processing.

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