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chune11

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Critical Alert: Failed to lock 'AddressBook' OSStatus error -47
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:55:42 PM »
Hi there!

It seems that since upgrading to Mavericks, I have a small hiccup going on.  For some reason, every folder I have in Espionage will lock just fine, except for AddressBook.  Any ideas where to start?  Thanks!

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Re: Critical Alert: Failed to lock 'AddressBook' OSStatus error -47
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 01:05:07 PM »
Hello, the error -47 means "File is busy"
It is probably that inspire of quitting Address Book, the files located in that folder are kept open.
You can run a lsof command from terminal to determine which files are open and by which process are they used.
You will find an example here
https://www.taoeffect.com/forum/index.php?topic=2798.msg6367#msg6367
If you need further assistance, let me know.

Rgds
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« Last Edit: September 21, 2014, 01:06:51 PM by zsolt »
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Re: Critical Alert: Failed to lock 'AddressBook' OSStatus error -47
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 02:21:16 AM »
That worked perfectly!  It ended up being the Data Detective process that was still accessing files in the AddressBook directory.  I killed it and all is well.  Thanks!