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Workspace locked

Every time I attempt to open a TOSCA project, I get this error: "Workspace locked by another process . Wait on unlock (max. 2 min) ? "

What am I missing?

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Gerald Kafko

Created: 2018-03-26 21:34:40



while using a workspace, the workspace becomes locked. A ".locked"-file will be created under the workspace path.

In rare cases, for example on crashes, the .locked file will not be cleared after you close Tosca Commander.

In this case, you can delete this file in order to get rid of this issue.

Please note: In order to prevent further issues, make sure that no one else is currently working on that workspace!



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Andrew Hughes

Created: 2018-03-28 17:27:13

Thanks KR,


I am seeing this error but cannot find a .locked file in the entire TOSCAWORKSPACE path. Any suggestions for that?

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Gerald Kafko

Created: 2018-03-29 18:35:22

Have you looked into your Project workspace path ? If you enter %Tricentis_Projects% you'll have to enter your Projekt folder. In there should be a  "<workspacename>.tws.locked file".
Be very carefull, deleting this file may break your workspace or the whole common repository.

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Larissa Moura

Created: 2018-05-27 05:06:54

Thank you

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Manvi Dixit

Created: 2018-08-21 07:34:08 , Updates: 1, Last Update: 2018-08-21 07:38:15

In case .locked file is not found  , the file that need to be deleted is "Project_workspace_name.tws file" in workspace path. 


Akash Srivastava

2018-08-21 10:25:35 , Updates: 1, Last Update: 2018-08-21 10:27:06

Hi Mansi,

Deleting the Workspace File i.e ".tws"-file will delete your local workspace and you will have to remap the central repository using your valid license.

However, with the latest Tosca versions (10.2 to be precise, if I am not wrong), a new .txt file is generated when the workspace is locked by a current user -


This file is a replacement of ".locked"-file now.

Srimani Ganesh S D

2018-12-26 06:15:38

Thanks Akash :) Worked

Vishwanath Reddy Thummala

2019-06-17 14:26:28

This worked for me, Thanks!

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Premanand Srinivasan

Created: 2018-12-24 10:52:43

If we are getting same error even after deletion of locked file, what can be done.

Kinldy suggest.

Srimani Ganesh S D

2018-12-26 06:17:53

Delete the txt file as suggested by akash. You can resume your project 


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