error when trying to compact and repair database. acceb file already in use

I get an error when trying to compact and repair database.  See the screenshot.Capture.JPG
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
This sometimes happens when you have two database files open.
Close one file, ...then try again...

Else, open the folder the database resides in, ...and see if a locking file (.ldb or .laccdb) exists.
If so, delete the locking file and try again...
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Or even sometimes this will happen if you "inadvertently" open the same db file twice.

Simply close one of the instances and try again...
Same DB file opened twice
Jeff
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PatHartmanCommented:
You might need to check using Task Manager to see if there is a hidden instance of Access running.  All in all, it is easiest to simply shut down what you think is open and then reboot.  This will clear out any stray processes and release file locks.
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