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Unread 29th October 2008, 21:53
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Error message: Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file
C:\Users\(User)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst is in use and
cannot be accessed. Close any application that is using this file, and then
try again. You might need to restart your computer.

After re-boot, Outlook will work OK for a few hours. After that, it
defaults back to the same error. Any ideas.
Vista 32, SP1, Ofice 2007 Pro

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Are you using any device or software which access outlook data? This
includes cell phones and vista's sidebar gadgets.

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"Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Error message: Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file
> C:\Users\(User)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst is in use and
> cannot be accessed. Close any application that is using this file, and
> then
> try again. You might need to restart your computer.
>
> After re-boot, Outlook will work OK for a few hours. After that, it
> defaults back to the same error. Any ideas.
> Vista 32, SP1, Ofice 2007 Pro



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None that I'm aware of. Vista was installed with all the default values, and
I've not installed anything that I know of that might access the email files.
I will turn off the sidebar to see if that helps.
Thanks

"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:

> Are you using any device or software which access outlook data? This
> includes cell phones and vista's sidebar gadgets.
>
> --
> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
>
> Outlook Tips by email:
> dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
>
> EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>
> You can access this newsgroup by visiting
> http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...s/default.mspx or point your
> newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.
>
>
> "Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:82BA76F6-FFCA-4364-9176-75C1DC0349A5@microsoft.com...
> > Error message: Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file
> > C:\Users\(User)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst is in use and
> > cannot be accessed. Close any application that is using this file, and
> > then
> > try again. You might need to restart your computer.
> >
> > After re-boot, Outlook will work OK for a few hours. After that, it
> > defaults back to the same error. Any ideas.
> > Vista 32, SP1, Ofice 2007 Pro

>
>


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I still do not have a resolution to this problem. I've turned off Windows
Sidebar, run the scanpst.exe program, all with the same results. Any more
ideas?

"Joel" wrote:

> None that I'm aware of. Vista was installed with all the default values, and
> I've not installed anything that I know of that might access the email files.
> I will turn off the sidebar to see if that helps.
> Thanks
>
> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > Are you using any device or software which access outlook data? This
> > includes cell phones and vista's sidebar gadgets.
> >
> > --
> > Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> > Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> > Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> >
> > Outlook Tips by email:
> > dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
> >
> > EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
> > EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
> >
> > You can access this newsgroup by visiting
> > http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...s/default.mspx or point your
> > newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.
> >
> >
> > "Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:82BA76F6-FFCA-4364-9176-75C1DC0349A5@microsoft.com...
> > > Error message: Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file
> > > C:\Users\(User)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst is in use and
> > > cannot be accessed. Close any application that is using this file, and
> > > then
> > > try again. You might need to restart your computer.
> > >
> > > After re-boot, Outlook will work OK for a few hours. After that, it
> > > defaults back to the same error. Any ideas.
> > > Vista 32, SP1, Ofice 2007 Pro

> >
> >


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Unread 3rd November 2008, 22:34
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Not until you provide at least some information. The error message simply
means that the mail account in your Outlook profile is not configured
correctly and not connected to your data store.Only you know how that would
happen. We don't even know what mail account and information store you are
using. Did this profile ever work correctly? If so, what steps broke it?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:502846B1-777A-4FEE-AAC0-156C8A718022@microsoft.com...
>I still do not have a resolution to this problem. I've turned off Windows
> Sidebar, run the scanpst.exe program, all with the same results. Any more
> ideas?
>
> "Joel" wrote:
>
>> None that I'm aware of. Vista was installed with all the default values,
>> and
>> I've not installed anything that I know of that might access the email
>> files.
>> I will turn off the sidebar to see if that helps.
>> Thanks
>>
>> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
>>
>> > Are you using any device or software which access outlook data? This
>> > includes cell phones and vista's sidebar gadgets.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
>> > Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
>> > Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
>> >
>> > Outlook Tips by email:
>> > dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
>> >
>> > EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
>> > EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>> >
>> > You can access this newsgroup by visiting
>> > http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...s/default.mspx or point
>> > your
>> > newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.
>> >
>> >
>> > "Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:82BA76F6-FFCA-4364-9176-75C1DC0349A5@microsoft.com...
>> > > Error message: Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file
>> > > C:\Users\(User)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst is in use
>> > > and
>> > > cannot be accessed. Close any application that is using this file,
>> > > and
>> > > then
>> > > try again. You might need to restart your computer.
>> > >
>> > > After re-boot, Outlook will work OK for a few hours. After that, it
>> > > defaults back to the same error. Any ideas.
>> > > Vista 32, SP1, Ofice 2007 Pro
>> >
>> >



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Unread 3rd November 2008, 22:39
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Yes, this profile has been working fine for years. I can create the same
profile on my PC and it works perfectly. The issue seems to have started
about the time I upgraded my wife's PC to Vista 32 w/SP1, but I can't be
positive about that. In either case, the new PC configuration has far, far
less software installed now than it did with XP Pro, and I can't think of
anything that might be continuously accessing the .pst file. Thanks

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Not until you provide at least some information. The error message simply
> means that the mail account in your Outlook profile is not configured
> correctly and not connected to your data store.Only you know how that would
> happen. We don't even know what mail account and information store you are
> using. Did this profile ever work correctly? If so, what steps broke it?
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:502846B1-777A-4FEE-AAC0-156C8A718022@microsoft.com...
> >I still do not have a resolution to this problem. I've turned off Windows
> > Sidebar, run the scanpst.exe program, all with the same results. Any more
> > ideas?
> >
> > "Joel" wrote:
> >
> >> None that I'm aware of. Vista was installed with all the default values,
> >> and
> >> I've not installed anything that I know of that might access the email
> >> files.
> >> I will turn off the sidebar to see if that helps.
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
> >>
> >> > Are you using any device or software which access outlook data? This
> >> > includes cell phones and vista's sidebar gadgets.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> >> > Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> >> > Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> >> >
> >> > Outlook Tips by email:
> >> > dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
> >> >
> >> > EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
> >> > EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
> >> >
> >> > You can access this newsgroup by visiting
> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...s/default.mspx or point
> >> > your
> >> > newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:82BA76F6-FFCA-4364-9176-75C1DC0349A5@microsoft.com...
> >> > > Error message: Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file
> >> > > C:\Users\(User)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst is in use
> >> > > and
> >> > > cannot be accessed. Close any application that is using this file,
> >> > > and
> >> > > then
> >> > > try again. You might need to restart your computer.
> >> > >
> >> > > After re-boot, Outlook will work OK for a few hours. After that, it
> >> > > defaults back to the same error. Any ideas.
> >> > > Vista 32, SP1, Ofice 2007 Pro
> >> >
> >> >

>
>


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Unread 3rd November 2008, 23:01
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You mean you did an in place upgrade of the entire OS on this partition?
That's certainly highly relevant information. I can't imagine Outlook would
ever work correctly after that. Did you at least create a new Outlook
profile from scratch after the OS upgrade? That is the first pre-requisite.
--
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"Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A9C1FACF-D155-464E-82F7-8073FC23E820@microsoft.com...
> Yes, this profile has been working fine for years. I can create the same
> profile on my PC and it works perfectly. The issue seems to have started
> about the time I upgraded my wife's PC to Vista 32 w/SP1, but I can't be
> positive about that. In either case, the new PC configuration has far, far
> less software installed now than it did with XP Pro, and I can't think of
> anything that might be continuously accessing the .pst file. Thanks
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
>> Not until you provide at least some information. The error message simply
>> means that the mail account in your Outlook profile is not configured
>> correctly and not connected to your data store.Only you know how that
>> would
>> happen. We don't even know what mail account and information store you
>> are
>> using. Did this profile ever work correctly? If so, what steps broke it?
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:502846B1-777A-4FEE-AAC0-156C8A718022@microsoft.com...
>> >I still do not have a resolution to this problem. I've turned off
>> >Windows
>> > Sidebar, run the scanpst.exe program, all with the same results. Any
>> > more
>> > ideas?
>> >
>> > "Joel" wrote:
>> >
>> >> None that I'm aware of. Vista was installed with all the default
>> >> values,
>> >> and
>> >> I've not installed anything that I know of that might access the email
>> >> files.
>> >> I will turn off the sidebar to see if that helps.
>> >> Thanks
>> >>
>> >> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Are you using any device or software which access outlook data? This
>> >> > includes cell phones and vista's sidebar gadgets.
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> > Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
>> >> > Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
>> >> > Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
>> >> >
>> >> > Outlook Tips by email:
>> >> > dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
>> >> >
>> >> > EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
>> >> > EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>> >> >
>> >> > You can access this newsgroup by visiting
>> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...s/default.mspx or
>> >> > point
>> >> > your
>> >> > newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:82BA76F6-FFCA-4364-9176-75C1DC0349A5@microsoft.com...
>> >> > > Error message: Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file
>> >> > > C:\Users\(User)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst is in
>> >> > > use
>> >> > > and
>> >> > > cannot be accessed. Close any application that is using this file,
>> >> > > and
>> >> > > then
>> >> > > try again. You might need to restart your computer.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > After re-boot, Outlook will work OK for a few hours. After that,
>> >> > > it
>> >> > > defaults back to the same error. Any ideas.
>> >> > > Vista 32, SP1, Ofice 2007 Pro
>> >> >
>> >> >

>>
>>



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I'm sorry Russ. When I said upgraded, I really meant a 'clean install'
Then, after installing Office 2007, I imported the .pst file back in after
setting up the email acocunts from scratch.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> You mean you did an in place upgrade of the entire OS on this partition?
> That's certainly highly relevant information. I can't imagine Outlook would
> ever work correctly after that. Did you at least create a new Outlook
> profile from scratch after the OS upgrade? That is the first pre-requisite.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A9C1FACF-D155-464E-82F7-8073FC23E820@microsoft.com...
> > Yes, this profile has been working fine for years. I can create the same
> > profile on my PC and it works perfectly. The issue seems to have started
> > about the time I upgraded my wife's PC to Vista 32 w/SP1, but I can't be
> > positive about that. In either case, the new PC configuration has far, far
> > less software installed now than it did with XP Pro, and I can't think of
> > anything that might be continuously accessing the .pst file. Thanks
> >
> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >
> >> Not until you provide at least some information. The error message simply
> >> means that the mail account in your Outlook profile is not configured
> >> correctly and not connected to your data store.Only you know how that
> >> would
> >> happen. We don't even know what mail account and information store you
> >> are
> >> using. Did this profile ever work correctly? If so, what steps broke it?
> >> --
> >> Russ Valentine
> >> [MVP-Outlook]
> >> "Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:502846B1-777A-4FEE-AAC0-156C8A718022@microsoft.com...
> >> >I still do not have a resolution to this problem. I've turned off
> >> >Windows
> >> > Sidebar, run the scanpst.exe program, all with the same results. Any
> >> > more
> >> > ideas?
> >> >
> >> > "Joel" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> None that I'm aware of. Vista was installed with all the default
> >> >> values,
> >> >> and
> >> >> I've not installed anything that I know of that might access the email
> >> >> files.
> >> >> I will turn off the sidebar to see if that helps.
> >> >> Thanks
> >> >>
> >> >> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > Are you using any device or software which access outlook data? This
> >> >> > includes cell phones and vista's sidebar gadgets.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> >> >> > Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> >> >> > Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Outlook Tips by email:
> >> >> > dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
> >> >> >
> >> >> > EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
> >> >> > EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
> >> >> >
> >> >> > You can access this newsgroup by visiting
> >> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...s/default.mspx or
> >> >> > point
> >> >> > your
> >> >> > newsreader to msnews.microsoft.com.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:82BA76F6-FFCA-4364-9176-75C1DC0349A5@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > > Error message: Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file
> >> >> > > C:\Users\(User)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst is in
> >> >> > > use
> >> >> > > and
> >> >> > > cannot be accessed. Close any application that is using this file,
> >> >> > > and
> >> >> > > then
> >> >> > > try again. You might need to restart your computer.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > After re-boot, Outlook will work OK for a few hours. After that,
> >> >> > > it
> >> >> > > defaults back to the same error. Any ideas.
> >> >> > > Vista 32, SP1, Ofice 2007 Pro
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >>
> >>

>
>


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"Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I'm sorry Russ. When I said upgraded, I really meant a 'clean install'
> Then, after installing Office 2007, I imported the .pst file back in after
> setting up the email acocunts from scratch.


Importing a PST can corrupt a mail profile. That's never the way to
transfer data from one Outlook to another. Start with a new mail profile
and connect it to the ORIGINAL PST. Do not import.
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Exporting and importing the pst file is the way I've been doing it for years,
and have never had a hitch before. Seems to me it was Microsoft that
instructed me to do it that way. Why else would there be an Import/Export
choice under the File button? But none of these remarks has anything to do
with why I keep getting an error message saying that another program is
accessing the Outlook folders. How can I find out exactly what might be
accessing the folders, prevent it fom doing so, and why should it be doing
that in the first place?

"Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]" wrote:

> "Joel" <Joel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:729EA66A-C796-437F-BF3B-0DAE7EE96E3D@microsoft.com...
>
> > I'm sorry Russ. When I said upgraded, I really meant a 'clean install'
> > Then, after installing Office 2007, I imported the .pst file back in after
> > setting up the email acocunts from scratch.

>
> Importing a PST can corrupt a mail profile. That's never the way to
> transfer data from one Outlook to another. Start with a new mail profile
> and connect it to the ORIGINAL PST. Do not import.
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
>
>


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