How to Resolve Collisions

If you forget to lock a file or folder before you begin making changes, you might encounter instances where another user account has made changes to the same item at the same time. This is called a collision. When a collision occurs, the system will notify you of the conflict with a Need User Action message, allowing you to resolve the collision in one of the following ways:

  • Rename My Version: Your copy is renamed to include the term collision appended to the end. When this option is selected, you will see two files: the original_file_name file and the original_file_name_collsion
  • Discard My Version: Your copy will be discarded without its changes being saved.
  • Open Folder: This option will open the location of the file, allowing you to view the file before making a decision.

To resolve a collision on a Windows or Mac machine:

  1. When a collision occurs, you will see a Need User Action icon.
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  1. Click the AXIS CloudSync Tool icon on your computer’s system tray or menu bar.

Note: On a Windows machine, the AXIS CloudSync icon is located in the lower right-hand corner of the screen; on a Mac machine, the AXIS CloudSync icon is located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

The Need User Actions message displays in the menu.
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  1. In the menu, click the Need User Action The Action dialog box displays.
  2. In the Actions dialog box, decide how you want to resolve the collision, including:
    • Click the Rename My Version button to rename your copy to include the term collision appended to the end. When this option is selected, you will see two files: the original_file_name file and the original_file_name_collsion
    • Click the Discard My Version button to discard your copy without saving changes.
    • Click the Open Folder button to open the location of the file, allowing you to view the file before making a decision.
    • Alternatively, click the Resolve Later button to resolve the collision at a later time.
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