Bug report #14371

QGIS Locks All Files Within a Folder

Added by Mark Schulz almost 8 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

Category:Data Provider/OGR
Affected QGIS version:2.8.5 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 10 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:22354


QGIS appears to lock all the files within a folder even though it is accessing only a subset of the files.

I created a new text file within a folder where QGIS is accessing a raster. Once the text file is created, I can no longer edit it. This is true of other GIS files that QGIS is not accessing.

Version is 2.8.6 but I cannot select that below


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 7 years ago

  • Category set to Data Provider/OGR

#2 Updated by Even Rouault about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

I tried with a .txt file and a GeoTIFF file and didn't hit that issue with QGIS 2.16.3 on Win7. Could you try to create a new directory and check what is the minimum content to reproduce the issue ? (and provide the data and steps you applied)

#3 Updated by Mark Schulz about 7 years ago

I now have 2.14.6 installed and the issue no longer exists so it must have been fixed somewhere along the line.


#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

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