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Local File Sync - why the time limit?




  • Mike

    Hi Bill!

    Thanks for your question. Sorry for the delay here. After talking with our experts, I did get some info for you. Here goes!

    The 60-minute limit exists today for security purposes. Workiva limits the “checkout” time of the file to prevent unintended, or otherwise malicious updates to the file that could flow back into our system. Our engineers are open to the discussion of extending this time, so I'm happy to get you connected with them if interested. And to answer your question, yes, each file gets 60 minutes from the time it was originally downloaded onto the user’s machine.
    As a workaround for Audit folks is to download the Original attachment, work on it for as long as they'd like, then use the Replace function to re-upload it when they're done.
    Hopefully that helps some. Do let me know what questions you have and if you need anything else. Thanks again for the questions and happy Friday!
  • Bill Mickey

    Thanks Mike.  If possible, I'd like to work with them to see about an extension of the 60 minutes.  Thanks! 

  • Mike

    Sounds like a plan! I'll reach out to the folks on our side and we'll be in touch.

  • Sheila Tapia


    Is the 60-minute limit still in place?  Currently, we are having issues saving the changes to a file opened in local file sync.  

  • Courtnie Carver

    Hello Sheila, 

    This time limit is still in place. However, I have added you to the request for an extension so our Support team is aware of the impact. You will be updated on any progress/updates moving forward!


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