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Sometimes after I boot up my MacBook Pro and open OmniFocus I get an error message to the effect that another application has locked OmniFocus. As a result, OmniFocus won't fully open and I can't close it either. The only way I can remedy this problem is to Force Quit OmniFocus and then restart my computer.

What's causing this? How can I make it stop? I'm using whatever Sneaky Peak was released today.
Hi there,

this happened from time to time for me, too. On my system (still on Tiger), itís iCal starting up at the same time as OF. I had to remove iCal from my startup items to rectify the issue. I now start it manually, after OF loaded, and have had no problems since then.


No iCal in my startup. The only things in my startup are:

Airport Base Station Agent
Microsoft Database
I also got in this situation today. I had to force my mac to reboot, and now the OmniFocus document is locked, and I can't find a way to unlock it. In OmniFocus 1.0, I believe this same dialog allowed the user to override the lock, but no such luck here.

Any pointers are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
oshamsy, I don't believe we've ever (yet) had UI for clearing that lock, although I can't say authoritatively. Anyway, I recommend manually deleting the lock file, as outlined in this previous post:
Thanks Andrew. Deleting the lock file did the trick for me!

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