Trying to convert 2003 mdb mode database to default 2010 mode, "file already in use" message

I'm trying to convert a 2010 access database running in 2003 mode to default 2010 format. I'm getting a message that the database is already in use and the conversion fails.
pabrannPresidentAsked:
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Close all your DB's and Access and make sure there are no .LDB files in the directories where the DB's are.  If there are, delete them.  If you can't delete them, reboot and then delete.

Jim.
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pabrannPresidentAuthor Commented:
Hi Jim,  I created a new folder with only 1 file to do this. Although, when the procedure is executed the file is open. But the question is asked if I want Access to close the database and I select "yes". It appears that is is not being closed as requested.
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pabrannPresidentAuthor Commented:
I have even tried selecting a different destination location to create the new database that has no files and it still generates the error.
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pabrannPresidentAuthor Commented:
I tried to do this without opening the source database but the "Save & Publish" is disabled until I open it.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Make a copy of it and run a compact and repair on it.  Then try converting that copy.

Jim.
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pabrannPresidentAuthor Commented:
Yes, that worked. Thanks Jim!
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pabrannPresidentAuthor Commented:
Yes that worked, thanks Jim!
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