Some times when I select files in Finder (also use TotalFinder in case it affects somehow) they are locked from changes.

Saving a file (for example, from Fireworks) shows the typical "file already in use" error message.

Any ideas on how to prevent that?

  • What version of OSX are you using?
    – dwightk
    Mar 7, 2014 at 15:44
  • OSX 10.9.2 but it happened at least since 10.9
    – ozke
    Mar 7, 2014 at 15:53
  • is it just with adobe apps?
    – dwightk
    Mar 7, 2014 at 15:54
  • It doesn't happen with all apps. MS Word or others work just fine. However, I see this behavior also when copying files to a NAS. It won't let me copy because file is in use (selected by Finder). I used 'lsof' command to make sure is Finder's fault.
    – ozke
    Mar 7, 2014 at 15:56


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