I am running InDesign CS6, version 8 on a MacBook Pro. The MacBook is running OS X 10.8.3.
When I close files, the .idlk files stay open. Then I have trouble reopening them. InDesign thinks that another user is modifying the file.
So, I cannot save files, nor can I reopen them, InDesign thinks the file is open by someone else when in fact no one is.
If I restart, the idlk files are cleared out.
I am completely stumped by this. I have tried uninstalling then reinstalling the application with no luck.
How long are you waiting for the lock files to be deleted?
I suspect you have some conflict with either a plugin in ID, or some other program running in the background that is preventing the lock file from being deleted.
I have found lock files still open days after closing a file.
This is a new computer and I have had problems with ID since switching to it from my old iMac. I am also experiencing another problem. Occasionally when I print a file, ID crashes. Once it crashes I cannot get it to open again until i reboot. Otherwishe it crashes immediately upon trying to start the program. Very frustrating. I have never had a problem with ID before this new laptop and I've been using it heavily on a daily basis for 12 years. I am in the process of updating 9 books and I am stopped in my tracks by this issue.
Were you running CS6 on the old Mac? Is it updated to 8.0.1? Do you have any third-party plugins (including a font manager auto-activation plugin)?
What's running on the new Mac that wasn't on the old one?
No, I just opened the Adobe Applications Manager and see there is an update to install. I am going to do the update and try again. Also, I need to check into file permissions and see if the same problem occurs when editing files from my laptop, from my file server, and from Dropbox. I will check back in after checking these things. Thank you for your responses!