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amrad
 
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Post Posted March 23rd, 2020, 5:10 am

When opening an email, I get this error:

"Unable to load address book file abook.mab. It may be read only or locked by another application."

Once I dismiss the error message I can read the email. I have tried using SeaMonkey safe-mode but it didn't make any difference. I have never had this error before with any version of SeaMonkey, it has only started with SeaMonkey 2.53.1. I've checked that the file is not read only, which it isn't. I don't know what other application would need to access this file, other than SeaMonkey. Does anybody have any idea as to what might be causing this error?

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Dave.

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Post Posted March 23rd, 2020, 6:45 am

Confirm that abook.mab exists, exists in expected location, & that is in fact not read only or locked by another application (or I suppose, a permissions issue).

Nirsoft: OpenedFilesView - View opened/locked files in your system (sharing violation issues).
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted March 23rd, 2020, 4:43 pm

@ therube,

Thanks for your reply.

therube wrote:Confirm that abook.mab exists, exists in expected location, & that is in fact not read only or locked by another application (or I suppose, a permissions issue).

I said in my message that abook.mab is not read only. It doesn't appear in the list of opened files shown by 'Opened Files View' and permissions seem to be correct.

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Dave.

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Post Posted March 25th, 2020, 8:16 am

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted March 27th, 2020, 2:55 am

@ therube,

I looked at those links but they seemed too complicated. What I did was to go back to SeaMonkey 2.49.5 and I replaced the 'abook.mab' file for a slightly older copy. As I didn't then get the error, I re-installed v2.53.1 and the error has gone! I don't know what caused it, though.

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Dave.

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Post Posted March 27th, 2020, 4:38 am

At a guess, something had corrupted the version of the abook.mab file that you replaced with the slightly older copy.

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