Outlook.exe continues to run after File>Exit.
Posted on 2007-03-28
Running Outlook 2003 on WinXP.
I leave my PC on throughout the night every day in order to backup all my files. I often have an issue with my Outlook PST file not being backed up. This happens most ofent when I quit Outlook (File > Exit), but the app continues to run in the background. I know this the next morning when I see the Outlook bk has been unsuccessful. When I CTL + ALT + Del I see Outlook.exe still running in the Windows Task Manger. I am reluctant to use the End Process fuction in Task Manager because I always get a warning that closing an application using End Process can cause data loss.
Can any one suggest a method of quitting Outlook that will ensure that Outlook.exe does not continue to run in the background.