"Quicken cannot open the data file because it is in use by some other application"

When I try to open my Quicken (.QDF) data file by launching Quicken 2013, I get an error message that reads, "Quicken cannot open the data file because it is in use by some other application. Please close that application and try again." However, I have NO OTHER Applications running. What is the problem, and what can I do? This happened after I had had a manual backup to external drive not complete successfully.

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It's not a Quicken problem.

Some other software on your computer is using your Quicken file. You need to find out what software that is and either stop running it, or control when/whether it accesses your Quicken file(s).

If you don't already have any clues (automatic backup application, for example?), I believe there are quite a few free apps around that can do the trick; Google for them. 

Here's one I think will work:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
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