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Outlook.pst on network drive not locked? No files locked?

Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I have recently set up a freeNAS server (brilliant!) and put all my data on it, including outlook.pst.

In the past when outlook.pst was on my XP machine, I had to use a freebie program called "unlocker" to unlock outlook.pst before backing it up.

However, I have noticed that now it's on a network drive, it never seems to be locked, at least as reported by Unlocker.

In fact, any file on the freeNAS server opened by a Windows app never seems to be locked, according to Unlocker.

I have read somewhere that MS does not support outlook.pst on a network drive - is this the case? I have not had any problems (yet!).

Are there other locking-related things I need to be concerned about when using freeNAS? Why is no file ever found to be locked, even if it's in use by a Windows app?

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