Sounds like the lock files are not being deleted when files are closed. This happens on some networks.
thanks for replying. If this is the case, hoe would I go about rectifying it?
First thing is to verify that it IS the problem.
Do you have issues with recent files stored on the local hard drive? Do you see .idlk files for files not currently open in network folders? If it is a network issue, your network people are going to have to figure out why the lock files are not being deleted automatically.
I don't have any issues with files on the HD no. If I open the file from the hard drive it works perfectly. It's just when opening as a recent file.
There are no .idlk files either. It's just the .indd files sitting in the correct folders!
I'm a little confused. Are you saying the same file will open if you use File > Open..., but not File > Open Recent...? If that's the case, I would try trashing the prefs. I don't know if it will help, but it won't hurt. See Replace Your Preferences
That's exactly right. If I double-click the file from finder it opens. If I go File-Open, it will open. But the menu box that opens up when you first open InDesign, that has your list of recent items, if I try from that it won't work.
I'll try trashing the prefs now, thanks!
1. I trashed the Pref's as per the link you gave.
2. It removed all recent items.
3. I used File-Open to open a document.
4. I closed the document and quit InDesign.
5. I opened InDesign.
6. Recent Items had that one file listed there.
7. I clicked on it, and received the same error.
Photo attached. What could this be!?
And it will open after that error if you use File > Open...? I have no idea what's causing that.
Try booting up in Safe Mode (hold down the shift key while you start the Mac) and see if things change. If they do, it would indicate a conflict with a background program. You should also try removing any non-adobe plugins temporarily from InDesign.
Tried booting in safe mode. Made my iMac go weird (strange cascading effect on the screen), but still no luck. I might try uninstalling InDesign.
Uniinstalled - Reinstalled...No difference
What are the versions of InDesign and your OS? Do you run any browser plugins in Chrome?
I'm having the same problem, with the same bogus alert. It used to happen only with files I had created a day or more ago, but now it comes up with files I just created like in the last 30 minutes. File/open from the menu works without a problem, but not from the "recent files" thumbnails. I realize this is a new feature, probably hasn't gotten all the bugs worked out yet, and it would be a great and very helpful feature if it actually kept working. Hope someone finds a workaround, since trashing permissions doesn't seem to solve it.
im having the Same issue, how do I solve it?
More than a year later, I have this same problem. It doesn't happen on all files, but its very stubborn on certain files. Everything works to open the file except the InDesign recent list you see when no files are open. I can even open a file (with File-> Open Recent), save it, close it, and immediately try to open it again in the recent files list, and I still get this error.
Remove any special characters in the filename OR its parent folder (s). My file was fine, but the folder had a / in it.
Folder: Cover Letters / Resume
I had the exact same issue as you, but when I removed the "/" and renamed the folder, InDesign recognized it from Recent Files with no issues!
Folder: Cover Letters