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Cannot Copy File

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LynnL, May 5, 2004.

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  1. LynnL

    LynnL Thread Starter

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    When I try to copy an Outlook .pst file, I get this error message.."The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file."

    The file is set for file sharing and other files (in other directories) can be copied. The program is not being used and I checked msconfig to see if it was resident. It is not.

    Any ideas?

    Lynn
     
  2. stod73

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    Try copying while in Safe Mode.
     
  3. LynnL

    LynnL Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your suggestion. It turned out that having Winfax running was the culprit. I don't know why that would be so, but ... who cares... I now can do my backup.

    Thanks,
    Lynn
     
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