Can’t Edit This Page… In Contribute
If you get a message in Contribute telling you “You can’t edit this page now because so-and-so is currently editing it”, and you know that is not the case, deleting .LCK files from the server may help.
The best way of doing this is using an ftp program, however, depending on your role, you may be able to do this using Contribute.
Connect to the site and click the choose icon.
Open the page then go to the File menu > Actions > Delete Page.
This is a problem that happens when a file is also being edited by a Dreamweaver user. The .lck files are ‘lock’ files that are written to prevent two people working on a file at the same time.
If the Dreamweaver user (often the designer) wants to continue to use Dreamweaver rather than Contribute for working on the page, the solution is simple; don’t Put your files – Check them in and out!
If you are the Dreamweaver user and your files in the Site list have got green ticks next to them, they will be OK for you to work on but nobody else will be able to make edits.
You check files OUT that are on the server, downloading them to your system, where they will show in your Site list with a tick, meaning you can work on them. Once you have made your edits, you check them back IN by clicking on the Blue up arrow with a padlock symbol on it.
The symbols on the arrows should help you remember what you are doing:
If it’s ticked YOU can work on it but no one else can. If it’s showing the lock, you will have to check it out with the server!other page