How to resolve the ‘Toolbox is currently in use’ issue when installing SOLIDWORKS

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE created/updated July 14, 2014

The ‘Toolbox is currently in use’ issue can occur if users are accessing Toolbox during a SOLIDWORKS installation, but it can also be the result of a file that normally gets deleted, not being deleted. The file is called SWBrowser.ldb and by default resides in the lang\english sub-folder of your SolidWorks Data folder.

Toolbox SWBrowser.ldb File Location

Toolbox SWBrowser.ldb Location

Deleting the file SWBrowser.ldb will allow the installation to proceed.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.