PST FIle In Use
Posted on 2009-04-02
I recently moved an Outlook 2007 PST file from the default location on the local hard drive to mapped drive on a 2003 server. Offline Files is enabled for the mapped location. I did this so the PST file would get backed up at night when the server backs up.
It has been about two weeks, and today the PST file is reporting that it is inuse and Outlook is not able to open it. I thought it might be the Anti-Virus so I set AVG to ignore the PST file. No joy.
I turned off Offline Files, rebooted, and still Outlook reports the file in use.
I was able to copy the PST file to another location, and set the copy as the Default location for Outlook. However, I still cannot remove the previous version from Outlook Data Files: Outlook reports that settings are being copied to the new default location. However, Outlook has been restarted several times, the new default location appears to be working fine, but still unable to remove the previous PST from Outlook Data files.
Any ideas? Thanks, Bill