[Fixed] the file Outlook PST is in use and cannot be accessed

Outlook is a very important application as it is used in the entire business corporate world. It has many features with the help of which you can complete most of your business work very easily. The application can manage the email messages and save the journals, contacts, calendars, schedules, etc. The application can save the entire file in the form of PST folder. When you try to access the PST file then you may get a very strange but common error message i.e. “the file Outlook PST is in use and cannot be accessed” error. Prompting of this error code may damage the computer data very much. So it is very important to fix this issue with the help of some manual or automatic way of troubleshooting. You can use Outlook PST Repair Tool to fix this issue automatically.

Compatible with Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and supports Windows 8, 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Vista (32-bit/64-bit ), 2003, XP, 2000, NT4 (SP6).

What are the symptoms –

Main symptom is the prompting of the error code i.e. “the file Outlook PST is in use and cannot be accessed” on your computer. You will not be able to open the PST file, slow PC performance, sudden shutdown of the computer, starting problems are some of the other reasons for this error issue.

What are the causes –

Many causes are responsible for the prompting of this error message as opening of some other files that is using your Outlook PST, corruption in the PST file, oversized PST file, virus infection, internet disconnection, same PST file is accessed by another user, incomplete installation of the Outlook, improper installation of the Windows, etc.

How to fix “the file Outlook PST is in use and cannot be accessed” error

  1. First of all open the task manager by clicking ctrl+ shift+ esc.
  2. Click on the processes tab.
  3. Find Outlook.exe, right click on it and select the end process at the bottom.
  4. Close the task manager.
  5. Scan the PST file and then try to access it.

With the help of the above manual method you will be able to resolve the issue of “the file Outlook PST is in use and cannot be accessed” error very easily. If the error message is still coming to your computer then you must use Outlook PST Repair Tool to fix this issue automatically.

Compatible with Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and supports Windows 8, 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Vista (32-bit/64-bit ), 2003, XP, 2000, NT4 (SP6).

Outlook PST Repair Tool will help you to fix the problem of Outlook application very efficiently and automatically. By using this tool you can repair and resize the PST files. You can also enhance the performance of the application incredibly.


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