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I'm trying to compile my LaTeX file (an article), but I keep getting a Windows API error: my synctex file is busy - the filename has been changed and appended with (busy).

I'm using TexMaker to compile the file, but it occurs in TeXStudio as well.

When I create a new file I can compile it once before this issue occurs.

The API error is

pdflatex: Windows API error 4350: This file is currently not available for use on this computer. pdflatex: Data: Report4.synctex.gz

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There are no whitespaces in the title, and I installed MiKTeX a few days ago. –  Tom Kealy Oct 3 '13 at 12:17
    
Can you check if the Task Manager still shows an instance of *TeX still running? (Kill it.) –  Qrrbrbirlbel Oct 3 '13 at 13:11
    
That's not the issue: I've even re-installed MiKTeX and the problem persists. –  Tom Kealy Oct 3 '13 at 17:56

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Your compiling process has actually not yet or not properly ended. Therefore also the file ending .gz(busy) – when the compiling had ended properly, it would have been renamed to .gz. So the files are still marked as used for Windows, and a second compiler run will fail. From your information I cannot say anything about the reasons.

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