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Chris Powerserror when saving in AE "file is busy (delete) (-47)"
by on Mar 2, 2010 at 4:31:57 pm

So, I just got a new computer for video work and have CS3 installed on it. I did one big AE project on this computer without any issues. However, I just started a new one and whenever I go to save the file, I get this message:

After Effects error: opening file "filename" - file is busy (delete) (-47).


So....I'm not sure what that means, I don't have more than one file open, and I'm not accessing the file I'm trying to save...I mean, other than having it open in AE like everyone does when saving something.

here are my system specs:

Model: HP Elite 7000
Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80 GHz 2.80 GHz
RAM: 4 GB (2.99 usable)
System Type: 32 bit
And its running Windows 7 (may have something to do with it....)

So, any help would be most appreciated. Thank you guys, and sorry for a boring trouble shooting question like this!


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Dave LaRondeRe: error when saving in AE "file is busy (delete) (-47)"
by on Mar 2, 2010 at 4:39:38 pm

Have you tried closing any other applications that may have used this file recently?

And when was the last time you just turned the computer OFF? It can solve a bunch of problems.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Kevin CampRe: error when saving in AE "file is busy (delete) (-47)"
by on Mar 2, 2010 at 5:12:22 pm

here's a site that describes the various ae error messages... yours is towards the bottom of this page:

you might try file>save as... with a new file name.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer

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León CarrizosaRe: error when saving in AE "file is busy (delete) (-47)"
by on Mar 13, 2010 at 4:19:43 pm

I had the same problem and I disabled my antivirus NOD32)and it seems to work ok now.

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Nayana NarasingheRe: error when saving in AE "file is busy (delete) (-47)"
by on Jun 23, 2011 at 8:29:46 am

You're right. I have the same problem. No it's ok. Thank you so much.

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