"The following file is already opened in WaveLab Pro. You cannot use that name."

Hi,

I’m getting quite a few instances where I get the error “The following file is already opened in WaveLab Pro. You cannot use that name.” when recording or rendering files. The file that is supposed to be open in Wavelab definitely isn’t. In a lot of cases the file was deleted so doesn’t even exist. Quitting and restarting Wavelab cures the problem and allows me to carry on.

Are you really using WaveLab 10.0.10? This problem was fixed in this version.

Yes, using the latest version. The problem happens for me when recording to a track in a montage. If I need to record a new version and wish to overwrite the previous file then I get that error message when hitting ‘record enable’.

This is because the file is still opened for the undo system. However, you are not the 1st one to complain about this and an improvement should be found.

Ah, ok. I thought it might be something like that. As a solution, it appears that I can manually delete the entry (and the recording) in the history and carry on. However I think if Wavelab could ask me if its ok to overwrite file which would then override the undo history.

Hi!

I have the same problem in version 10.0.20, but it is only when you use the option for replacing clips with rendered files that there is a problem.

Otherwise it works okay to just remove the opened file in WL and render new version.
Then you will get a warning and the option to overwrite the previous file.

But as you say, a good alternative could be to have WL ask if it is ok to both “undo history” and overwrite the previous file, if you want the “replace file” option enabled.

BR
/Hackej

I seem to be getting this message pop up with 10.0.5. Example:

Create a montage to master an album. Render out the tracks then create a new montage with the mastered files. Decide I need to make a change so close the mastered montage, make changes then attempt to create new files. Rather than get a pop up saying “The following files exist - are you sure?” I get “The following file is already opened in WaveLab Pro. You cannot use that name.”

The file(s) in question definitely are not open in Wavelab anywhere.