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Cannot delete a pdf file

Feb 20, 2013 11:14 AM

After opening and closing a pdf file in the latest version of Adobe Reader, I've noticed a bug. When I try to delete the recently viewed pdf file, I can't because Windows says that the program is open in another program. However, when I click details, there are no details. This is exasperating. I have never had this problem before when I've worked with pdf files. Please help.

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    Feb 20, 2013 8:39 PM   in reply to jadd66

    I have had this happen with many different programs including Word and Excel. Some programs do not release their hold on files, until they quit, others until they have finished writting to disk. You might think when you close a file, the program and OS should commit the changes and let the file go. Alas, sometimes the program and/or OS says I'll do it, just wait until I get around to it.


    Quitting the program is sometimes the only way to get the program and/or OS to let go of the file.

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    Feb 20, 2013 8:39 PM   in reply to jadd66

    Check with the Task Manager's Processes tab if AcroRd32.exe is still running in the background.  If so, end the process.

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