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

  1. ausgumbie's Avatar
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Home, Ver. 1803, OS Build 17134.112
       #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.
    Can't delete files if Preview Pane open in Win. Explorer-prvwpane.jpg
    Anyone else had this or am I on my own? Anyhoo, I pass it on.

    Cheers
    :)
    ausgumbie
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 32,680
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #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. ausgumbie's Avatar
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Home, Ver. 1803, OS Build 17134.112
    Thread Starter
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    dalchina said:
    ... 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

    Cheers

    ausgumbie
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