Reading the PST which is open in Outlook

Oct 12, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Opening the PST via PST SDK fails if the PST is open in Outlook (since Outlook obtains an exclusive file lock to a PST). I am wondering if there is a way around it or SDK can only be ussed for "offline" PSTs?


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Oct 12, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Well, the problem is more or less intractable - I don't think there is a work around until Outlook releases it's lock, and even if there was, you probably don't want to be reading from a PST file as someone else is modifying it from under you. Bad things can happen.