Fix Error Outlook 2007 PST File is in Use and Could not be Accessed

“My Outlook PST 2007 file is having some issue. It is displaying a message that ‘Outlook 2007 PST file is in use and could not be accessed’. No other program is using PST file. I have tried to restart Outlook and my system as well but same error message is displaying over and over."

Outlook 2007 PST file is an email client application used by Windows users to organize and manage data such as emails, tasks, notes, calendars, RSS feeds, contacts and so on. The Outlook 2007 application even allows users to share their files over network and access it from another system. However, sometimes PST 2007 file generates an error message that Outlook 2007 PST file is in use and cannot be accessed. This error message usually appears if different users make some modification from another system. At the same time if you have configured your account in two systems then also you will get a notification about the usage of PST file. For example, if you have taken backup of Outlook 2007 file and imported in another computer, then same PST file will be used in two systems and this confuses Outlook to recognize which one is original PST file and forces to throw error message that it cannot be accessed.

How to manually solve PST file is in use issue?

To eliminate Outlook PST 2007 file is in use and cannot be accessed error, you are suggested to use Outlook PST 2007 file in only one system. If you have shared it over network then it is still be okay and make sure that the other person has not modified it. But if you have configured same PST file in two systems, delete anyone as it might throw error message and stops you from accessing data. If you still get error message then try to resolve it by running Inbox Repair Tool. But sometimes it becomes very difficult to fix PST 2007 file using this tool as it comes with limited feature and it cannot fix the issue if the error is beyond its capacity. In case Scanpst fails to fix the issue then it is a clear indication of PST file corruption

What is the remedy?

The solution is very simple, download Yodot Outlook PST Repair software on your Windows computer to fix errors in MS Outlook PST file. The working of the software is very simple and you will not get confused while carrying out repairing task of PST 2007 file. This application can even search for the PST file if you do not know the location of it and at the same time allows you to fix as many profiles as you want within few minutes. Along with this, it will fix moved PST file which cannot be accessed on Outlook 2007 and other versions such as Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010 on Windows system namely Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows server 2003 and 2008 operating systems. More to this, you will be presented with repaired PST file in an Outlook styled menu so that you can preview required items from Outlook PST and move further.

Functionality of this software to fix Outlook 2007 file:

  • Download Yodot Outlook PST Repair software and install it to your Windows computer
  • Run it to begin the repair process and choose anyone option from the three which are “Open PST File” “Find PST File” “Select Outlook Profile”
  • Select the location where you want to save repaired PST fil and at the same time select anyone scanning method to scan for corrupted PST file
  • Wait till the scanning process gets completed and upon scanning, you will get a message about successful repair process
  • Check recovered items from fixed PST file by previewing and at last visit the location where you have saved PST file in order to import it

Precautionary steps:

  • Never configure same email account in two systems
  • Make sure that you share Outlook PST file in a secured network