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.
Comments and activity
- 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”
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.
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.