The folders that contain the archived files are always on my second screen
If in Windows (a Mac user would have to speak to this for that environment) -
If Windows Explorer is "focused" on the file (i.e., file selected) or has "focus" on the file(s) parent folder/directory you will get the alert dialog.
Close Windows Explorer or place its focus elsewere.
Also, if the preview feature is used for files within a folder (or for files in nested sub-folder) you'll experience similar "speed humps" in the work flow path.
Was not always this way but OS updates (XP, Vista, etc.) appear to have given us some nifty new options that, coincidentally, pose some gotchas.
I think you're right. I was mistakenly believing that as long as the file being resaved wasn't "checked" (selected), all would be well. But in the "details" view I use, a preview is being displayed.
However, even when I click to a different folder in my directory tree (so that the focus changes), this error message still sometimes appears.
It's probably 50-50% whether it does or doesn't.
Yeah - "sometimes" for me as well.
I've found that most times I can do a "Save" followed by a "Save As" and move on.
I'll try that. It seems to happen in Acrobat X more than it did in 9. I upgraded to CS 5.5 last week and it's been happening a lot more since I did. Don't know if this is a coincidence.
It is Windows 7 that is causing the issue - disable the preview feature in Explorer. This feature causes Adobe to open another process using the file.
I'm seeing lots of suggestions for Windows, but none for Mac. I'm using Acrobat 10.1.16 on an early 2009 iMac. Whenever I create a PDF I automatically do a "Save As" because it often reduces the file size. I would just re-save to the same folder and click "OK" when asked if I wanted to replace the existing file. Now -- and only about 70% of the time, and I can't figure out why -- I get this error message:
The file may be read-only, or another user may have it open. Please save the document with a different name or in a different folder.
The file isn't read-only; there are no other users; and the file isn't open anywhere else. I'm doing the same thing I've done thousands of times before. The only solution is to save it to another folder, and then re-save it to the original folder -- where it over-writes the original with no problem!
This only started when I upgraded to El Capitan. It's extremely annoying because this is something I do dozens of times a day. Kinda surprised that the problem has been known for over 6 months and Adobe hasn't provided a fix. Anyone?