Virtually every time I work on and then close a LibreOffice file on one of my computers, I find it’s been locked and can’t be edited when I try to open it in my other computer. (They’re shared via a program called SugarSync.) The suggested response on this forum is to find and delete a “.~lock” file in the first computer’s directory. Even if it worked, this would be irritating to have to do every time one closes a file. But often it doesn’t work because there doesn’t seem to be any such file (and, yes, I’ve enabled “search hidden files”). My computers are running Windows 7 and 8, respectively, by the way, and I’m using the most recent release of Libre on both systems.
The only potentially relevant reply I can find in previous threads about this very serious issue (which, it appears, has persisted for years) says <To disable file locking, edit the soffice script and change the line “export SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING” to “# export SAL_ENABLE_FILE_LOCKING”>.
Unfortunately, I have no idea where to find this file, let alone how to edit it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.