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Backing Locked Windows Files Using Robocopy


Robocopy is a great synchronization tool for Windows. However, occasionally it is unable to copy locked files. An example of when this is particularly aggrevating is when you want to backup your Outlook mail (i.e., PST files) with Outlook still open.

So, this HOWTO details how to automatically copy locked files with robocopy as well as how to schedule the backup in Windows.