I was only aware that an .lck file prevents two people from working on the same 
file simultaneously, each with permission to save the file with his/her latest 

But I guess there is/was more to it.

-- Ken

From: Fred Ridder <docu...@hotmail.com>
To: poshe...@bellsouth.net; rob...@lauriston.com; 
<framers@lists.frameusers.com>; techw...@techwr-l.com
Sent: Wed, February 13, 2013 12:28:30 PM
Subject: RE: "FrameMaker has detected a problem and must quit" Really?!

Note that creation of a .lck file is an option that the user can turn on or 
In the "General" tab of the FrameMaker Preferences dialog, it's the "Network 
File Locking" option. (At least that's what it's been named and where it's been 
located in every version from 5.5.6 through 9, which is what I'm currently 

-Fred Ridder 

> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:16:06 -0800
> From: poshe...@bellsouth.net
> Subject: Re: "FrameMaker has detected a problem and must quit" Really?!
> To: rob...@lauriston.com; framers@lists.frameusers.com; techw...@techwr-l.com
> Yes, an .lck file is created but perhaps it no longer does what it used to do 
> before. Capisce?
> -- Ken in Atlanta
> ________________________________
> From: Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com>
> To: Ken Poshedly <poshe...@bellsouth.net>; framers@lists.frameusers.com; 
> TECHWR-L <techw...@techwr-l.com>
> Sent: Wed, February 13, 2013 12:11:02 PM
> Subject: Re: "FrameMaker has detected a problem and must quit" Really?!
> That's a pretty radical change. Does FM11 not create .lck files when
> you open an .fm file?
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 8:55 AM, Ken Poshedly <poshe...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > I just learned from Adobe tech support (via phone call) that the 
> > permissions 

> in
> > FrameMaker 11.0 have been modified so that the data files should also be on 
> the
> > same hard drive where FM 11.0 is installed. Working across drives (FM here, 
> >data
> > files there) is no longer an accepted practice -- at least not with FM11.
> >
> > I guess this explains the flaky, intermittent nature of my coworker's FM 
> >crashes
> > because that (the "wrong" way is just how we've been doing things here.
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