Decided to try to crack a problem that's been a pain for a while now.
trying to rename a pdf gets the dopus response "an error occurred renaming ... process cannot access the file because the file is being used by another process (32)"
trying to delete or move the file gets a similar message.
double click on pdf file gives a notepad struggling to do something with all those non-displayable characters, so then notepad has to be killed
I have rebooted, started from scratch and the same thing occurs. Not every time though.
Had a spell this morning on trying to get to the bottom of this. Now, I have the lister viewer pane showing, directly above the metadata pane, and to their left two listers. No tree display.
I have previously configured viewer plugins to have ticks only against these types:
I like the viewer pane to be permanently displayed so that when I'm browsing the music collection I can see any album art, etc and for stuff like exe or rar or whatever, I get an icon displayed.
So far so good, except that pdf seems to handled differently. If I click on a pdf in the lister it can take anything from an instant to several minutes to never for the viewer pane to attempt to display the alphanumeric dump of the pdf, with all of its non-displayable characters, potential large size, etc:
43 0 obj
<</Linearized 1/L 14309855/O 45/E 12888409/N 2/T 14308880/H [ 3236 573]>>
0000000016 00000 n
0000003809 00000 n
0000003981 00000 n
0000004899 00000 n
0000005502 00000 n
0000006031 00000 n
0000006707 00000 n
0000007337 00000 n
0000007444 00000 n
0000008041 00000 n
0000008545 00000 n
This I think explains why I've had trouble moving, deleting and renaming pdf - because dopus has got them. Not sure why pdf gets loaded as notepad but something is going on under the covers.
I can obviously click the icon to turn the viewer pane on and off, but forgive the pun, that would be a pain.
The viewer pane seems to handle other file types well like exe, rar, etc and they're not configured in the viewer plugins.
Why is pdf handled differently? I'd like pdf to be handled like exe and rar - just display an icon.
Any clues, explanations, clips round the head, etc gratefully received.