Acrobat won't save files that are selected in Windows Explorer

Whenever I click on a pdf file while browsing in Windows Explorer and Acrobat XI opens it, if I try to save it I get the error message "the file may be read only or another user may have it open. Please save the file with a different name or in a different folder."
Then I have to go back to the folder in which the file resides and unselect it in order to allow Acrobat to save it.
Is there any way around this?
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Try going to Edit/Preferences/General and disable Enable Protected Mode at Startup
Not sure if this will solve it and I am assuming the file is not read only?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Then I have to go back to the folder in which the file resides and unselect it in order to allow Acrobat to save it.  Are you using checkboxes ?? The above seems to imply that and if so explorer has a lock on the file.  This stops the save as temp file/ delete original/ rename sequence
This is a common problem when you have the preview pane open in Explorer and you have opened the file by double click.

If you open Explorer without the Preview Pane the problem disappears


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BobArnettAuthor Commented:
I hadn't mentioned that I had the preview pane open since it didn't register with me as an important fact. I only recently discovered that the preview pane gave such a good way of determining the file contents but with that side-effect, I don't think I'll leave it on. Thanks for the information.
Glad it worked out. Thanks for the accept :o)

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