Could Not Use Database; File Already in Use

Stan Lightell 1 Reputation point
2021-05-05T23:58:52.503+00:00

I have an Access Database that I created with Access 2016 on my home computer no one has the file open and it is stored locally on C:\Users\username\Documents Folder. No matter what i do i cannot compact and repair without getting this message "Could Not Use Database; File Already in Use"

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  1. DBG 2,301 Reputation points
    2021-05-06T00:51:44.9+00:00

    Does this happen with all databases or just one?


  2. Stan Lightell 1 Reputation point
    2021-05-06T01:19:38.92+00:00

    Did the quick repair already


  3. Stan Lightell 1 Reputation point
    2021-05-30T14:28:25.397+00:00

    I just found the solution to the problem - I have Bitdefender (free Edition) installed and it was somehow locking the Access DB file. I had a suspicion it was the anti-virus but disabling it did not resolve the issue so i left it alone - but after some research someone mentioned uninstalling Bitdefender which I just did and I'm happy to say... the problem "Could Not Use Database; File Already in Use" has gone away.

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  4. DBG 2,301 Reputation points
    2021-05-31T17:00:15.467+00:00

    Hi. Congratulations! Glad to hear you got it sorted out. Good luck with your project.

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