Several users using the same checklist from a shared directory



I would like to know if it is perfectly OK under any circumstances for several people to load/use/modify the same checklist from a shared directory.

For instance, let’s imagine that Translator A, B and C work together and they have a collaborative checklist all of them feed periodically with new checks.

Now let’s imagine that one of them (say, Translator A) made some updates on such checklist while all of them are simultaneously working with Xbench and have said checklist loaded from the same shared directory (stored in a networked drive, nas or the like).

Would such changes be kept under any circumstances or is there a potential risk of change loss/overwriting/deletion?

Or is it always safer to have all these translators load a local copy instead and edit only a separate checklist that nobody (or only one of them) can add to their Xbench?

Thank you for your help.

Kind regards,



Hello Manuel. My team and I, we work with Xbench checklists in the way you have described. Our checklists are stored in a shared server and we use them concurrently with no problems. I am in charge nof managing them so I am the only one who edits them, so I am unsure about many people modifying checklists at the same time. It would probably be best to avoid that. Regards!