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XP and folder/file association help


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deefadog

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Hi all, a small problem that's really annoying me now!

Say i create a document in indesign and save it to the desktop, creating a new folder to put it in. If i then close that document in indesign, XP will not allow me to move or rename the folder it's in, until i close down indesign, even though the document is closed!

This also happens if i email a file, and go to file it, i have to close down outlook to move it!

Is there a setting for this kind of thing? i can understand it not letting me move it if the document is already open, but it's not???

Cheers for any help

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Michael

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Weather you can see it or not the file is still attached to the open program. It happens with most programs. Is it realy that hard to open and close the program?
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No it's not hard, but doing this several times a day, takes time up and it's very frustrating!

Especially when i am working on a 400 meg photoshop document and the booss comes in and says "can you scan this and email it to me, then file it ASAP"

This can take a while as you can imagine, as i have to save the 400 meg doc and close photoshop down!

I just wondered if there was some sort of file association setting i could turn off?

Edited by deefadog, 13 October 2005 - 05:11 AM.

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Sorry I now see your reason.

What you need to do is break the link between the document and the program. If I were you I would use Unlocker it is can be used to do this. I uses it all the time to do this kind of thing, such as when explorer.exe will not let go of a file that I want to delete.

Edited by Michael Buckley, 13 October 2005 - 05:22 AM.

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Wow, that's perfect and free :tazz:

Thanks Micheal, this is going to save so much time!!

Take care
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Your Welcome :tazz:
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Just an update on this, it seems that the program that is associating with my files is word! it must be from when i am emailing the advert to the printers (that's mostly when i get this problem) and outlook uses word as it's editior!

Any thing i can do? or just use the unlocking software?

Cheers
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