Copying PST files--OL 2003

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Joe McGuire

I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I want

to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my home

office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are

obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL running

to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to send

them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs. However,

even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently get

error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another process" as

to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the *.pst

files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and change it

back at the other end. Same error message.

Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could

probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto a

thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a lot

easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a

contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about my

access to the data)
 
K

K. Orland

Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is not

running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are many

things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think you

have closed it.

"Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message

news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I want
> to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my home
> office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL


running
> to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to send
> them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs. However,
> even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently get
> error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another process"


as
> to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the *.pst
> files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and change


it
> back at the other end. Same error message.

> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto a
> thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a lot
> easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about my
> access to the data)

>
 
J

Joe McGuire

The Task Manager shows no active programs. The message I get when I try to

send is to the effect that the files are in use by another program, even

though nothing else is running. I had tried rebooting the remote

computer--and not opening OL--but got the same message.

"K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message

news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is not
> running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are many
> things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think you
> have closed it.

> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> > want
> > to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my home
> > office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> > obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL

> running
> > to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to send
> > them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> > However,
> > even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently get
> > error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another process"

> as
> > to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the *.pst
> > files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and change

> it
> > back at the other end. Same error message.
>

>> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> > probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto a
> > thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a lot
> > easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> > contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about my
> > access to the data)
>

>>


>
 
K

K. Orland

But does it show Outlook running in the processes?

"Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message

news:OUScTwF6JHA.1716@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> The Task Manager shows no active programs. The message I get when I try


to
> send is to the effect that the files are in use by another program, even
> though nothing else is running. I had tried rebooting the remote
> computer--and not opening OL--but got the same message.

> "K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message
> news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is


not
> > running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are many
> > things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think


you
> > have closed it.
> > "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >> I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> >> want
> >> to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my home
> >> office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> >> obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL

> > running
> >> to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to


send
> >> them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> >> However,
> >> even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently get
> >> error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another


process"
> > as
> >> to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the


*.pst
> >> files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and


change
> > it
> >> back at the other end. Same error message.
> >
> >> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> >> probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto


a
> >> thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a lo


t
> >> easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> >> contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about


my
> >> access to the data)
> >
> >>

> >


>
 
J

Joe McGuire

No. There is no evidence of OL running at all in the task Manager or

anywhere else I can think of.

"K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message

news:OtAYH0F6JHA.676@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> But does it show Outlook running in the processes?

> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:OUScTwF6JHA.1716@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > The Task Manager shows no active programs. The message I get when I try

> to
> > send is to the effect that the files are in use by another program, even
> > though nothing else is running. I had tried rebooting the remote
> > computer--and not opening OL--but got the same message.
>

>> "K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message
> > news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > > Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is

> not
> > > running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are
> > > many
> > > things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think

> you
> > > have closed it.
> >>> > "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > > news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > >> I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> > >> want
> > >> to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my
> > >> home
> > >> office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> > >> obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL
> > > running
> > >> to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to

> send
> > >> them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> > >> However,
> > >> even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently
> > >> get
> > >> error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another

> process"
> > > as
> > >> to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the

> *.pst
> > >> files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and

> change
> > > it
> > >> back at the other end. Same error message.
> > >
>> >> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> > >> probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto

> a
> > >> thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a
> > >> lo

> t
> > >> easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> > >> contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about

> my
> > >> access to the data)
> > >
>> >
>>> >

>

>>


>
 
B

Bob Milton

Joe,

You looking at applications or processes in task manager? There are

ALWAYS processes running (and usually quite a number) even if there are no

applications (which require a visible window to be listed)

Bob

"Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message

news:OUScTwF6JHA.1716@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> The Task Manager shows no active programs. The message I get when I try
> to send is to the effect that the files are in use by another program,
> even though nothing else is running. I had tried rebooting the remote
> computer--and not opening OL--but got the same message.

> "K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message
> news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is
> > not
> > running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are many
> > things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think you
> > have closed it.
>

>
>> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >> I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> >> want
> >> to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my home
> >> office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> >> obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL

> > running
> >> to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to
> >> send
> >> them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> >> However,
> >> even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently get
> >> error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another process"

> > as
> >> to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the *.pst
> >> files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and
> >> change

> > it
> >> back at the other end. Same error message.
> >
>>> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> >> probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto a
> >> thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a lot
> >> easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> >> contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about
> >> my
> >> access to the data)
> >
>>>

>

>>


>
 
J

Joe McGuire

Good point. Let me check that!

"Bob Milton" <DocBob1945@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message

news:OuPfkZH6JHA.5180@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Joe,
> You looking at applications or processes in task manager? There are
> ALWAYS processes running (and usually quite a number) even if there are no
> applications (which require a visible window to be listed)
> Bob

> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:OUScTwF6JHA.1716@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > The Task Manager shows no active programs. The message I get when I try
> > to send is to the effect that the files are in use by another program,
> > even though nothing else is running. I had tried rebooting the remote
> > computer--and not opening OL--but got the same message.
>

>> "K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message
> > news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >> Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is
> >> not
> >> running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are many
> >> things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think
> >> you
> >> have closed it.
> >
>>
>>> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> >> news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >>> I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> >>> want
> >>> to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my home
> >>> office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> >>> obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL
> >> running
> >>> to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to
> >>> send
> >>> them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> >>> However,
> >>> even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently get
> >>> error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another
> >>> process"
> >> as
> >>> to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the
> >>> *.pst
> >>> files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and
> >>> change
> >> it
> >>> back at the other end. Same error message.
> >>
>>>> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> >>> probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto
> >>> a
> >>> thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a
> >>> lot
> >>> easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> >>> contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about
> >>> my
> >>> access to the data)
> >>
>>>
>>
>>>

>

>>


>
 
J

Joe McGuire

Indeed you are right! With OL closed I can see that one of the processes

running is the folder where my backups go using the OL Backup Tool. Is

there any way to tell if anything is actually happenine? There is no

discernible sign of anbacking up going on. Ishoud note that apaart from the

first time I ran the PST Files Backup Tool I have never seen any actual

evidence of backing up.

"Bob Milton" <DocBob1945@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message

news:OuPfkZH6JHA.5180@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Joe,
> You looking at applications or processes in task manager? There are
> ALWAYS processes running (and usually quite a number) even if there are no
> applications (which require a visible window to be listed)
> Bob

> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:OUScTwF6JHA.1716@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > The Task Manager shows no active programs. The message I get when I try
> > to send is to the effect that the files are in use by another program,
> > even though nothing else is running. I had tried rebooting the remote
> > computer--and not opening OL--but got the same message.
>

>> "K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message
> > news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >> Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is
> >> not
> >> running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are many
> >> things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think
> >> you
> >> have closed it.
> >
>>
>>> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> >> news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >>> I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> >>> want
> >>> to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my home
> >>> office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> >>> obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL
> >> running
> >>> to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to
> >>> send
> >>> them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> >>> However,
> >>> even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently get
> >>> error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another
> >>> process"
> >> as
> >>> to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the
> >>> *.pst
> >>> files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and
> >>> change
> >> it
> >>> back at the other end. Same error message.
> >>
>>>> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> >>> probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto
> >>> a
> >>> thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a
> >>> lot
> >>> easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> >>> contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about
> >>> my
> >>> access to the data)
> >>
>>>
>>
>>>

>

>>


>
 
J

Joe McGuire

Wait. I stand corrected. The folder I mentioned is running in

Apllications. In Processes Outlook.exe seems to be running. If I click on

End Process I get an error message saying that Terminating a process can

cause undesired results, including loss of data and system instability. The

processes will not be given the chance to save its state or data before it

is terminated. Are you sure you want to terminate the process?" Well,

franklyk, I am not sure since I have no idea what the heck is going on!

Is this mere Microsoft boilerplate to be ignored?

"Bob Milton" <DocBob1945@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message

news:OuPfkZH6JHA.5180@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Joe,
> You looking at applications or processes in task manager? There are
> ALWAYS processes running (and usually quite a number) even if there are no
> applications (which require a visible window to be listed)
> Bob

> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:OUScTwF6JHA.1716@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > The Task Manager shows no active programs. The message I get when I try
> > to send is to the effect that the files are in use by another program,
> > even though nothing else is running. I had tried rebooting the remote
> > computer--and not opening OL--but got the same message.
>

>> "K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message
> > news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >> Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is
> >> not
> >> running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are many
> >> things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think
> >> you
> >> have closed it.
> >
>>
>>> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> >> news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >>> I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> >>> want
> >>> to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my home
> >>> office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> >>> obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL
> >> running
> >>> to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to
> >>> send
> >>> them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> >>> However,
> >>> even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently get
> >>> error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another
> >>> process"
> >> as
> >>> to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the
> >>> *.pst
> >>> files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and
> >>> change
> >> it
> >>> back at the other end. Same error message.
> >>
>>>> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> >>> probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto
> >>> a
> >>> thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a
> >>> lot
> >>> easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> >>> contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about
> >>> my
> >>> access to the data)
> >>
>>>
>>
>>>

>

>>


>
 
R

Roady [MVP]

No, definitely not but you might be out of options unless you can find which

application hooks into the outlook.exe process directly after a clean start.

For instance fax-software or a sync application for a mobile device.

Terminating those applications should release the outlook.exe process.

For additional suggestions and troubleshooting steps see;

http://www.howto-outlook.com/faq/outlookdoesntclose.htm

After this, it might be good to check your pst-file for errors with

scanpst.exe.

See http://www.msoutlook.info/question/77

---
"Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message

news:uh9$HrK6JHA.5780@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Wait. I stand corrected. The folder I mentioned is running in
> Apllications. In Processes Outlook.exe seems to be running. If I click
> on End Process I get an error message saying that Terminating a process
> can cause undesired results, including loss of data and system
> instability. The processes will not be given the chance to save its state
> or data before it is terminated. Are you sure you want to terminate the
> process?" Well, franklyk, I am not sure since I have no idea what the
> heck is going on!

> Is this mere Microsoft boilerplate to be ignored?

> "Bob Milton" <DocBob1945@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
> news:OuPfkZH6JHA.5180@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > Joe,
> > You looking at applications or processes in task manager? There are
> > ALWAYS processes running (and usually quite a number) even if there are
> > no applications (which require a visible window to be listed)
> > Bob
>

>> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:OUScTwF6JHA.1716@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >> The Task Manager shows no active programs. The message I get when I try
> >> to send is to the effect that the files are in use by another program,
> >> even though nothing else is running. I had tried rebooting the remote
> >> computer--and not opening OL--but got the same message.
> >
>>> "K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message
> >> news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >>> Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is
> >>> not
> >>> running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are
> >>> many
> >>> things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think
> >>> you
> >>> have closed it.
> >>
>>>
>>>> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> >>> news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >>>> I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> >>>> want
> >>>> to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my
> >>>> home
> >>>> office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> >>>> obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL
> >>> running
> >>>> to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to
> >>>> send
> >>>> them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> >>>> However,
> >>>> even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently
> >>>> get
> >>>> error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another
> >>>> process"
> >>> as
> >>>> to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the
> >>>> *.pst
> >>>> files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and
> >>>> change
> >>> it
> >>>> back at the other end. Same error message.
> >>>
>>>>> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> >>>> probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto
> >>>> a
> >>>> thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a
> >>>> lot
> >>>> easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> >>>> contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about
> >>>> my
> >>>> access to the data)
> >>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>>

>

>>


>
 
J

Joe McGuire

It looks like other software may be keeping OL from closing, such as

Symantec antivirus. I have to get a password to uninstall it and replace it

with McAfee. Uninstalled and then reinstalled Outlook Personal Files

Backup. Now I realize why I have never gotten a backup using this software:

it won't run because it always finds that "some portion of the file is

locked up." The only way at present to backup or copy the files is to

export them, which from all the articles I read is a major no-no.

"K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message

news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is not
> running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are many
> things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think you
> have closed it.

> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> > want
> > to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my home
> > office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> > obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL

> running
> > to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to send
> > them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> > However,
> > even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently get
> > error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another process"

> as
> > to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the *.pst
> > files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and change

> it
> > back at the other end. Same error message.
>

>> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> > probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto a
> > thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a lot
> > easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> > contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about my
> > access to the data)
>

>>


>
 
K

K. Orland

You can kill the task outlook.exe in processes and then with Outlook closed,

simply copy your PST file.

Also note, when uninstalling a Symantec product there is also a utility on

their website to help you make a complete and clean uninstall since simply

uninstalling it using the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs doesn't

actually truly uninstall all of it.

In addition, what you can do instead of switching to McAfee (another product

you have to pay for) is simply reinstall Symantec and omit the integration

with Outlook. It doesn't compromise your security since your real time

scanner will catch whatever it's updated for.

If you have already installed McAfee and have configured it to integrate

with Outlook, it's quite possible you'll have the same problem come up.

Antivirus doesn't need to scan email actively.

"Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message

news:%23YWHOnR6JHA.5180@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> It looks like other software may be keeping OL from closing, such as
> Symantec antivirus. I have to get a password to uninstall it and replace


it
> with McAfee. Uninstalled and then reinstalled Outlook Personal Files
> Backup. Now I realize why I have never gotten a backup using this


software:
> it won't run because it always finds that "some portion of the file is
> locked up." The only way at present to backup or copy the files is to
> export them, which from all the articles I read is a major no-no.

> "K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message
> news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is


not
> > running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are many
> > things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think


you
> > have closed it.
> > "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >> I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> >> want
> >> to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my home
> >> office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> >> obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL

> > running
> >> to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to


send
> >> them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> >> However,
> >> even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently get
> >> error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another


process"
> > as
> >> to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the


*.pst
> >> files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and


change
> > it
> >> back at the other end. Same error message.
> >
> >> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> >> probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto


a
> >> thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a


lot
> >> easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> >> contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about


my
> >> access to the data)
> >
> >>

> >


>
 
J

Joe McGuire

I tried that by closing OL. However, to my surprise outlook.exe is NOT

running in Processes. But I still cannot copy, e-mial or rename any pst

files.

"K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message

news:up$bwuR6JHA.5828@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> You can kill the task outlook.exe in processes and then with Outlook
> closed,
> simply copy your PST file.

> Also note, when uninstalling a Symantec product there is also a utility on
> their website to help you make a complete and clean uninstall since simply
> uninstalling it using the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs doesn't
> actually truly uninstall all of it.

> In addition, what you can do instead of switching to McAfee (another
> product
> you have to pay for) is simply reinstall Symantec and omit the integration
> with Outlook. It doesn't compromise your security since your real time
> scanner will catch whatever it's updated for.

> If you have already installed McAfee and have configured it to integrate
> with Outlook, it's quite possible you'll have the same problem come up.
> Antivirus doesn't need to scan email actively.

> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:%23YWHOnR6JHA.5180@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > It looks like other software may be keeping OL from closing, such as
> > Symantec antivirus. I have to get a password to uninstall it and replace

> it
> > with McAfee. Uninstalled and then reinstalled Outlook Personal Files
> > Backup. Now I realize why I have never gotten a backup using this

> software:
> > it won't run because it always finds that "some portion of the file is
> > locked up." The only way at present to backup or copy the files is to
> > export them, which from all the articles I read is a major no-no.
>

>> "K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message
> > news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > > Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is

> not
> > > running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are
> > > many
> > > things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think

> you
> > > have closed it.
> >>> > "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > > news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > >> I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> > >> want
> > >> to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my
> > >> home
> > >> office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> > >> obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL
> > > running
> > >> to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to

> send
> > >> them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> > >> However,
> > >> even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently
> > >> get
> > >> error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another

> process"
> > > as
> > >> to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the

> *.pst
> > >> files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and

> change
> > > it
> > >> back at the other end. Same error message.
> > >
>> >> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> > >> probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto

> a
> > >> thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a

> lot
> > >> easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> > >> contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about

> my
> > >> access to the data)
> > >
>> >
>>> >

>

>>


>
 
J

Joe McGuire

And Symantec seems to have some sort of "Tamper Guard" running so until I

can get the needed password from my contractor (that shouldn't be hard) I'm

still stuck since I can't modify any settings.

"K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message

news:up$bwuR6JHA.5828@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> You can kill the task outlook.exe in processes and then with Outlook
> closed,
> simply copy your PST file.

> Also note, when uninstalling a Symantec product there is also a utility on
> their website to help you make a complete and clean uninstall since simply
> uninstalling it using the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs doesn't
> actually truly uninstall all of it.

> In addition, what you can do instead of switching to McAfee (another
> product
> you have to pay for) is simply reinstall Symantec and omit the integration
> with Outlook. It doesn't compromise your security since your real time
> scanner will catch whatever it's updated for.

> If you have already installed McAfee and have configured it to integrate
> with Outlook, it's quite possible you'll have the same problem come up.
> Antivirus doesn't need to scan email actively.

> "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:%23YWHOnR6JHA.5180@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > It looks like other software may be keeping OL from closing, such as
> > Symantec antivirus. I have to get a password to uninstall it and replace

> it
> > with McAfee. Uninstalled and then reinstalled Outlook Personal Files
> > Backup. Now I realize why I have never gotten a backup using this

> software:
> > it won't run because it always finds that "some portion of the file is
> > locked up." The only way at present to backup or copy the files is to
> > export them, which from all the articles I read is a major no-no.
>

>> "K. Orland" <korland@nospamrogers.com> wrote in message
> > news:uMNPVXF6JHA.5096@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > > Have you verified that Outlook is closed by making sure outlook.exe is

> not
> > > running in the processes when the task manager is opened? There are
> > > many
> > > things (Add Ins, etc.) that can hold Outlook open even when you think

> you
> > > have closed it.
> >>> > "Joe McGuire" <mcguirejw@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > > news:e9zAZUF6JHA.1420@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > >> I am haivng trouble copying my PST files, including archive files. I
> > >> want
> > >> to move them from a computer I access remotely to my desktop in my
> > >> home
> > >> office where I have set up a profile for work stuff. The files are
> > >> obviously too big to simply e-mail--and I'd probably have to have OL
> > > running
> > >> to do that which obviously would not work. So I have been trying to

> send
> > >> them via YouSendIt.com, which allows sending files up to 2 gigs.
> > >> However,
> > >> even with OL closed and the remote computer rebooted I consistently
> > >> get
> > >> error messages to the effect of "this file is locked by another

> process"
> > > as
> > >> to each of the files when I try to send them. I tried copying the

> *.pst
> > >> files figuring I'd temporarily change *.pst" to something else and

> change
> > > it
> > >> back at the other end. Same error message.
> > >
>> >> Any suggestions for moving these files electronically? Yes, I could
> > >> probably drive 40 miles to the remote computer and copy the files onto

> a
> > >> thumb drive if forced but for obvious reasons electronically seems a

> lot
> > >> easier. (Note for the wary: The remote computer is maintained by a
> > >> contractor--a long story there--for my use and there is no issue about

> my
> > >> access to the data)
> > >
>> >
>>> >

>

>>


>
 
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