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"File is already open and has unsaved changes" when i have no files open?

New Here ,
Jul 18, 2017 Jul 18, 2017

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I saved a PDF from Illustrator and now that i want to open it for edit it, it shows me this message and cannot open it. Solutions anyone?

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Jul 18, 2017 Jul 18, 2017

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Which version?

Which system?

Where do you save your files?

Which options did you chose for the file when saving?

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Jul 18, 2017 Jul 18, 2017

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Can you check to make sure no files are open. Windows and go to the bottom and look for any filenenames.

What OS are you on? you can also try window >> application from if on Mac OS.

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Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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I have the same problem, did you solve it?

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Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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I sometimes get that message too.

I close any open files except for the current application and then the message goes away.

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Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Is it open in another appication? Acrobat, Preview or other PDF readers might have the file open. Sometimes syncing services or server catalogue software may be keeping the file locked for periods.

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