Resolving the "Backup Files are in Use. Backup Cannot Proceed, Some Files are Currently Locked" Error

Overview

You may receive the error:

Backup Files Are In Use. Backup cannot proceed, some files are currently locked.

Cause

This issue typically occurs when you try to back up a QuickBooks company file.

Resolving This Error

To resolve this issue, close the QuickBooks company file and then rerun the backup utility from the Launchpad.

  Note

If you have automatic backups scheduled, the QuickBooks company file may have been open when the backup ran. QuickBooks company files must be closed for automatic backups to complete successfully.

How to backup Quickbooks Company files with SmartVault.

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