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I can't move or delete any files that Illustrator thinks belongs to it, including .eps and .ai files. The message I get is that the file is in use by another program. But I have used control/alt/delete and no programs are running, including Illustrator. Does anyone else have that problem? I've tried both Illustrator 8 and Illustrator CS (on Windows XP, 512megs of Ram.)...

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    Default Cannot move or delete files

    I can't move or delete any files that Illustrator thinks belongs to it, including .eps and .ai files. The message I get is that the file is in use by another program. But I have used control/alt/delete and no programs are running, including Illustrator. Does anyone else have that problem?

    I've tried both Illustrator 8 and Illustrator CS (on Windows XP, 512megs of Ram.)
    katie_e@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Cannot move or delete files

    You need to rename one of the .dll files to *.dll.old, you'll lose your preview icons, but you'll be able to move and delete your files.

    The search function is down at the moment and I can't remember which .dll file it is. When the search function comes back online search this forum for your question.
    Timothy_Foolery®@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Cannot move or delete files

    The file Tim is referring to is aiicon.dll


    LenHewitt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Wow, how the heck did you know that? I did it, and sure enough, it worked right away. My preview icons weren't very important anyhow, I can live without them for the most part. I really can't thank you enough for helping me fix this.
    katie_e@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Cannot move or delete files

    I'm having this same problem -- but changing the file extension doesn't seem to work for me. I tried renaming each aiicon.dll file (one for v8 then the one for CS, then both) to aiicon.dll.old and also aiicon.old - but I'm still getting a sharing violation and unable to delete certain ai files.

    I'm on W2K...

    Am I missing something?
    Kathie_LeRoy@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Cannot move or delete files

    Possibly related:

    "unable to delete or move AI 10 files" 10/24/03 4:29pm </cgi-bin/webx?14.2ccdf78f/0>
    Harron_K._Appleman@adobeforums.com Guest

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