PDF file is open in Browser_Broker although I have close the tab

Fixed Issue #11960202


May 10, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
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Steps to reproduce

In the latest Windows insider build 16188

If you open a PDF file in Edge and close it by closing the tab, the PDF file will still be locked for a while. That means you cannot delete the file or move the file to other directory.
It will say "the action can’t be completed because the file is open in Browser_Broker".

And after about 2 minutes, it will return to normal and we can move file freely.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Scott L.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Amit K.”

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We have confirmed the problem, and we are working on a solution for a future build of Edge. We are presently tracking this issue as a duplicate of an existing internal bug report. We look forward to additional feedback you may have on how we can improve Microsoft Edge.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • please help , my computer has a pdf in Microsoft edge that will not close
      if i try to delete the pdf in documents it says it cannot because it is open in browser_broker. i saw above that it should return to normal in a few minutes but mine has been this way for several days , i turned the computer on and off but it did not change anything

    • I could open the pdf with Adobe reader after a long while. However, even after closing the file I am not able to rename the pdf. It is showing the same error as above. (I bing searched for an answer and got here). I hope you can help.

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