Tip: can’t delete pdf files in windows 8 “file is open in another program”

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Today I came across an interesting thing in windows 8 while trying to delete a PDF file on a client’s computer – every time we went to delete it, there was an error “file is open in another program”.. After doing a bit of researched I discovered that the preview pane on the right side of windows explorer that previews the pdf files in windows 8 needs to open the PDF file when you highlight it. So turning off the preview pane fixed this issue.


Hope this helps someone else out there =)

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