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ERROR 0x80070021 cannot access file because it is locked

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Alex Ethridge, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

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    This seems to be a Vista problem as it happens on only the Vista system and not in 2000 or XP.

    I have a backup batch that runs every two hours and it always fails to copy my Outlook.PST file. I get the following error:

    Outlook is closed; but, when I look in Task Manager, it shows Outlook is running and I must shut Outlook down manually in Task Manager before I can copy the file.

    Why does Outlook continue to run when I exit it (totally gone from taskbar and screen) and how can I correct this?
     
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