Error When Starting Microsoft Groove Workspace

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When starting Microsoft Groove 2007 workspace, I get the following error:

Error opening binary file store database.

I'm trying to run my MS Groove workspace from MS Groove 2010. How can I resolve the issue? Right now my temporary solution is be to close MS Groove using Task Manager and start all over again. But this gets a bit annoying because I need to do this from time to time. 

What is the permanent solution for this problem I'm having?

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Error When Starting Microsoft Groove Workspace

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The message “Error Opening Binary File Store Database” occurs when the binary file store was locked because:

  • You are trying to run more than one instance of groove.exe on multiple terminal service sessions
  • The previous Groove did not shutdown completely
  • You do not have permissions to write to the file

To have this matter resolve, you can try:

  • Exit Groove in one session then restart Groove on another session
  • If the previous Groove did not shutdown completely try the following:

    • Press on CTRL+ALT+DEL
    • Go to Task Manager
    • Choose Processes tab
    • Look for Groove.exe
    • Select it
    • Click on End Process
  • If you lack the permissions to write to the file, try:

    • Locate the directory which has the Groovebinaryfilestore.xss file
    • Right-click on the directly
    • Go to Properties
    • Click on the Security tab
    • Choose your user account
    • Display your permissions
    • Check and make sure you the Write permissions to the said directory or file 

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