Determining if a file is locked in Windows
ericlake at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 21:39:10 CEST 2006
I found this thread about a pst file in Windows being locked and I am
having the same issue.
The problem is that I have a script that can find the pst files on
every machine in my network and back them up to a server for safe
keeping. The problem is that when Outlook is running it locks the file
and will not allow me to copy it to the destination. I am using the
shutil module for the copy.
Is there a way to first determine if the file is locked and then do the
copy if it isn't? I thought about looking to see if Outlook.exe is
running but the machines are shared and the process could be running
but with a different pst file in use.
Thanks in advance
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