We've just experienced our first real "O.M.F.G" moment with one of our workshared models - and although we've "fixed" it - I'd like to see if I can get a better handle on what might have happened.
User A had a crash, with the option to save a recovery file.
They saved the "recovery" suffixed model to the same folder location as the central model - Revit automatically created a central-file-backup folder.
Closing Revit, User A deleted all her local files manually in windows, then re-opened the original central file to create a new local
At this point however every effort to synchronise the new locals reported "file is being accessed"
I whipped around the office, had everyone unload the model from their models, but that still didn't allow the sync
I had IT check no processes were being run on the central file - there weren't.
I then was informed someone else had a local file open, but couldn't sync that either.
Since the central file retained it's original name I was confused
Stuck in sync/save loops we had to force-close Revit on all the workstations running a local file.
To resolve the issue, I opened the central model, (not as a new local, or detached) with an audit (that reported nothing?) and saved-as a new central file, with a new name. Which behaves perfectly.
Any ideas what might have happened?