could not complete ur request because the file is already in use or was left open by another file

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my photoshop cc 17 is having this problem wt to do 
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Nikhil Mithun

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Nikhil Mithun

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 guys give me  a solution
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Todd Shaner, Champion

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Close all applications and restart your system. If that doesn't fix the issue tell us in detail what you are trying to do that causes the error message.
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Save-as to a different file name. Restart computer. Save back over original file.
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Howdy Nikhil,

Stealing from Todd and Max's answers, what I would recommend is:

1) click File > Save As and choose another name -- if you STILL cannot save, then make sure you still have space on your hard drive for a file of that size
2) once the file is saved, close Photoshop and all the other apps on your machine
3) reboot the computer
4) relaunch Photoshop and make sure the original file is working again

If this does NOT work, then please let us know where things went wrong AND details about your situation.  What version of Photoshop are you running (check Help > System Info -- it is the first line)?  What OS are you running?  What is the size of the file you're working with (default UI will show this at the bottom left, to the right of the scaling factor)?  What were you doing with the file, etc?

Oh, and if you're working with thumb drives/USB drives, they are a little flaky when dealing with large files.  A safer bet if you're doing a lot of work on a large file would be to move it to the hard drive of the computer, do your edits, and then transfer it back.  Photoshop *DOES* handle thumb drives just fine, but the OSes sometimes have hiccups due to the hardware...I lost a bunch of my daughter's pictures this way; trust me!