Directory is controlled by other .Net file Follow

Sometimes if you are Starting the Offsider or Global Estimating or are already working in the software, you may get an error message similar to below:

Directory is controlled by other
.Net file.

If this happens it means that there has been a build up of lock files in the software that will need to be removed before the software can work normally.
Lock files are created automatically in the software when ever a job, project list or price list is opened.
These lock files should be deleted when the Job, Project List or Price List is closed but can sometime be left behind for various reasons.

To remove these files please do the following:

- Make sure all users have closed the Estimating software.

- Browse to the network location where the Estimating Data is located. EG K:\ESW.

- Run a search for *.lck

- Once the search has completed delete any .lck files that have shown up.

Once you have done this you will be able to use the Estimating software normally again.

Have more questions? Submit a request


Please sign in to leave a comment.