Locked pst file

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Outlook 365 32bit
I am using CodePlex's Outlookbackupaddin.
Almost every time I close and expect a backup, the file is locked for too long and a backup never occurs.
I added a new registry entry which delays the backup process for 15 seconds, but even after that I get the continuing message "file locked" for about (the usual) 5 or 6 seconds, and nothing happens.

How long does Outlook lock a .pst file (POP3) after closing, and can this be adjusted?



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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Hi Diane,
Thanks for that. Task Manager shows Outlook closing almost instantly. Of course, today, files are copying perfectly. I will monitor TM when the problem returns. I appreciate your help.
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