beginners question about saving a file

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by tom debrayanna, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. hello
    I made a graphic, saved it in psd format and today started changing it
    and wanted to file/save it as i progressed but photoshop tells me it
    can't save it because the file "is already in use or was left open.."
    puzzling... can anyone help?
    thanks
    tom
    take the Z out of shaw to reply personally if you want
     
    tom debrayanna, Dec 3, 2003
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  2. tom debrayanna

    edjh Guest

    What version of Photoshop? Are you updated, i.e. PS 6.0.1 or 7.0.1?
     
    edjh, Dec 3, 2003
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    steph Guest

    heres your answer, pasted from another post:

    "This problem is most often caused by the program that displays
    icons and thumbnails for Photoshop files in Windows Exploder.
    In a standard install, this program is
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Shell\psicon.dll .
    The last I heard, Adobe claimed it was a Microsoft bug and
    Microsoft claimed it was an Adobe bug. This bug can also
    prevent you from saving a file from within Photoshop.

    The simplest workaround I know of is to rename psicon.dll
    and reboot. You should then be able to delete the files,
    but Windows Exploder will not display thumbnails or
    special icons for them. You can then rename the file
    back to psicon.dll and reboot, and things will return
    to normal.

    I try to avoid bugs like this by never having Photoshop
    and Windows Exploder open the same directory at the
    same time. It may also help to turn off thumbnail
    caching in Windows."

    to save your file, simply choose "save as" and give it a new name, then you
    should be able to continue to save that new file as normal. after finishing
    editing, close photoshop, delete old file, and rename new file as desired.
     
    steph, Dec 4, 2003
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  4. Thanks alot Steph.. I'm almost glad to learn it wasn't me being an
    idiot....
    thing is though .. this must be a very common problem...one that P or
    MS should fix...
    as of right now, I have nothing else open, and can't save a copy I
    just edited...
     
    tom debrayanna, Dec 6, 2003
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