Warning: Open/locked files cannot be copied message in log file


This article provides information about the following warning messages that may appear on the first page of the SyncBackSE log:

  • Open/locked files cannot be copied (Not a local NTFS or ReFS volume)
  • Open/locked files cannot be copied (Not using Windows XP or 2003 or newer)


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These are simply warning messages and are not errors. They have no effect on the result of a profile run, i.e. having this warning message does not mean the profile run failed. They indicate that if an attempt is made to copy open/locked files from the source and/or destination (depending upon which has the warning message) then it will fail.


Also, this message only appears in very old versions of SyncBackSE. It is strongly recommended that you update or upgrade your version.