Adobe Acrobat X cannot save files – read only or in use
I had an interesting issue at work today that seemed quite difficult to resolve.
All of our employees have Acrobat X Pro on their laptops and one user was reporting that every time he would modify a PDF, it would complain that it’s either read only or currently in use.
I confirmed that the file was on the user’s home directory and there wasn’t in use by anyone else. I also confirmed that his Read/Write/Modify permissions were correct and he was able to edit other files in the same folder. What I ended up finding was that on his laptop in Windows Explorer (Windows 7) was that he was running the preview pane. It appears Adobe looks at the preview pane as an “Open” file and therefore wouldn’t allow the PDF to be saved.
If you run into this issue, disable the preview pane in Windows Explorer and everything works again!
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