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File locking in XP - Adobe Illustrator Windows

The issue i'm experiencing may be more related to XP Pro than with Illustrator itself, but it only seems to be affecting Illustrator EPS files... PROBLEM: If I try to save, move or delete an Illustrator EPS (this problem doesnt seem to affect every EPS file, just some) I get a windows error message. Here is an example of one when trying to move a file... "Error Moving File or Folder Cannot Move 'filename': It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again." Of course I have checked ...

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    Default File locking in XP

    The issue i'm experiencing may be more related to XP Pro than with Illustrator itself, but it only seems to be affecting Illustrator EPS files...

    PROBLEM:

    If I try to save, move or delete an Illustrator EPS (this problem doesnt seem to affect every EPS file, just some) I get a windows error message. Here is an example of one when trying to move a file...

    "Error Moving File or Folder

    Cannot Move 'filename': It is being used by another person or program.

    Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

    Of course I have checked if any programs are running and a reboot doesn't help either. It would appear the files have locked in an open state. These files are not on a network, but local on my hard disk, but I do have my XP PC on a Windows 2000 Domain. I have read on Google about a file locking problem with XP and 2000 server. But my files are not on a server!

    Any ideas on this odd problem would be much appreciated.

    Regards

    Martin Griffiths
    martingriffiths@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: File locking in XP

    Martin,

    First check to see if your file has READ ONLY attribute (Right click file/Properties). If so, click that attribute off (all files stored on a CD have Read Only attribute). If that's not the problem, reboot your system. On XP, go to your Temp folder (C:\Doents & Settings\yourusername\local settings\Temp) and delete all files. Clean out your Recycle Bin. Now open Illustrator and see if you can work the files.

    Bob
    BobHill@adobeforums.com Guest

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