# Solution to "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item" c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\ink\tabtip.exe when trying to edit a PDF file.

Solution to “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item” c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\ink\tabtip.exe when trying to edit a PDF file.

If you see this error while editing a PDF file:

Then try disabling “touch mode” by clicking on the icon that looks like a finger pointing to a purple button.

I found the solution here, but I figured I’d blog it to help you find the solution faster.

Jon