Backup stops because of a locked file RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    my regular backup ( backing up the libraries and the AppData folder ) doesnt make it through the process. It stops in the preparation stage and quits with an error message stating problems with a file locked by another process.
    1) Why does that happen with ShadowCopy running?
    2) How can I find out which file is causing the probs?
    3) How do I get rid of that problem?

    Have a good one,
    Friday, June 12, 2009 5:20 PM

All replies

  • Hello CKnoedler,

    Is there anything in the Event Viewer about the error?  Also are there any apps running in Task Manager when you run the backup?

    Friday, June 12, 2009 8:13 PM
  • Hi Chris,

    I happened to come across this thread just now. How are your backups going now? If you are still facing the issue, can you zip and send me the contents of <<SystemDrive>>\Windows\Logs\WindowsBackup to sneham_at_microsoft_dot_com (Remove underscores and replace words with characters wherever possible).

    Thursday, November 5, 2009 2:14 PM