I work by myself, what is happening? I always just close the program and start again. Another thing I see once in a while is apart being opened as `readonly'. This is also random. I am on SW2014, sp4.
this is probably happening immediately after a SW crash, right? when any windows program opens a file, it makes a temporary file in the same folder (name will start with ~$) to let other programs or instances of the same program know the file is open already. if the program crashes instead of closing normally, these files can be orphaned, leading to the issues you describe.
No. It usually happens first thing in the morning when I begin work. After closing that first session of SW and opening the program a second time, I'm usually fine. More of an annoyance that anything else, but it happens enough that I thought I would see if there is something I can do about it, By the way-I hardly ever crash, so that can't be it.
I get that occasionally also. I just go ahead and open the file anyway. When I save it SW will ask me if I want to over-ride the existing file of the same name. I click "Yes" and it usually saves okay. When it doesn't, I save to a new name, delete the original file, then change the name back to the original's name to keep any references intact.
It doesn't happen to me often enough to be a problem, but I can see how frustrating it could be if it happened frequently.
Windows 7? I run into this all the time trying to rename or delete files/folders in Windows.
Usually if you wait long enough, it will "release" it back to you and you can do whatever you want.
I know what you mean. And while this is off topic, I'm frustrated when I want to re-name a folder in Windows Explorer, it will let me highlight the text, make the changes I want, then when I click off to the side I get the message that I can't change it. Why can't I get that right away when I right-click and choose "Re-name" from the drop-down.
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