Unable to delete images edited with PS in same winXp Session.

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Nic, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. Nic

    Nic Guest

    Sometimes I'm unable to delete images wich I edited in Photoshop.
    Even if I close Photoshop. I have to restart windows.

    When trying to delete the file I get following error mesage:
    Error Deleting File or Folder.
    Cannot delete <image file name>: It is being used by another person or
    Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

    There is no other person loged-in or program running. It must be a windows
    Is this a general windows problem and can it be solved.

    Thanks in advance,

    Nic, Dec 15, 2003
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  2. Nic

    Warren Sarle Guest

    What works for me:

    Prevention - never have Photoshop and Windows Explorer open
    the same directory at the same time.

    Cure - rename psicon.dll and reboot. You should then have no trouble
    deleting files, but Windows Exploder will not display thumbnails
    or special icons for them. In a standard Windows install, psicon.dll
    is in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Shell\psicon.dll
    Warren Sarle, Dec 16, 2003
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  3. Nic

    jjs Guest

    Warren, all I have to do is log off and on again. No reboot. Different problem?
    jjs, Dec 16, 2003
  4. Nic

    Warren Sarle Guest


    I haven't experimented much with logging off and on. I tend to reboot
    out of habit whenever Windows starts acting up. The file-in-use problem
    comes in several different severities, but whether they are different
    problems or different symptoms, I don't know. The psicon.dll has
    worked for me every one of a dozen or so times I've tried it, whereas
    multiple reboots sometimes do not work, so if I'm deleting or moving
    many psd files, I may leave psicon.dll turned off for days at a time.
    Warren Sarle, Dec 16, 2003
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