When utilizing the Preview Pane function of Windows Explorer, I am receiving errors trying to save files and it appears that the Preview Pane acts as a type of lock on the file. My steps are:
- Navigate to the pdf or Word Document in Windows Explorer (it makes no difference whether it is local or on a network resource)
- Open the document in Acrobat or Word (these are the only two formats I have tried, but I suspect this problem extends to other formats)
- Make a change to the document and attempt to save it
- Receive the message "The document could not be saved. The file may be read-only, or another user may have it open..."
The obvious workaround is to discontinue use of the Preview Pane but I would like to know if there are any other solutions that would allow use of the Preview Pane and also not lock the file for editing.