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Dave Bezesky
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Problem with idlk files not closing

Jun 17, 2013 2:41 PM

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.

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    Jun 17, 2013 2:46 PM   in reply to Dave Bezesky

    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.

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    Jun 17, 2013 3:02 PM   in reply to Dave Bezesky

    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?

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