Windows 10: Can't delete files if Preview Pane open in Win. Explorer

  1. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Home (version 1607)
       05 Sep 2016 #1

    Can't delete files if Preview Pane open in Win. Explorer

    Hi all

    Just thought I'd throw this in - not sure if it relates to recent "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1607" (Anniversary Upgrade) or the more recent "Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3176936)". However, I haven't noted this particular problem until today.

    At one point this evening I suddenly found I wasn't able to delete pdf files - I kept getting the familiar little box saying that I couldn't delete the file, it was open "in another program" or "being used by another program" - something like that.

    After a bit of fiddling and fretting I suddenly thought of the Preview Pane in Windows Explorer. I changed it to Details Pane on the View Tab and things returned to normal.
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    Anyone else had this or am I on my own? Anyhoo, I pass it on.


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  2.    05 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, this occurs with Acrobat Reader. It's not a Windows problem per se. I use Sumatra and don't have that problem. This is discussed at some length on a recent thread- you're welcome to search or browse for that.
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  3. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Home (version 1607)
    Thread Starter
       05 Sep 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    ... This is discussed at some length on a recent thread- you're welcome to search or browse for that.
    Thanks dalchina

    I wish I'd searched before posting - exactly what I experienced. Anyhow, found it and will post the link here for others:
    Windows 10 explorer preview prevents PDF delete. Is this being fixed? - Windows 10 Forums


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