Easiest way to determine which process is using a specified file

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by Yasutaka Ito, Apr 5, 2005.

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    Yasutaka Ito Guest


    Often we meet into a situation where we can't delete a file because some
    process has it locked. But, we can't tell which process has it locked. Often
    times, we resort to log-off and log-in of the system.

    Is there any good way to find out which process has it locked? Any in-built
    capability of Windows that can do this? Any free tool?

    Would appreciate your comments.

    Yasutaka Ito, Apr 5, 2005
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    James Guest

    u ask a good questions, in NT4.0 OS days, i can use winfile to check
    properties of file and disconnect them.

    But for win2k and above,i can't find the tool, so if anyone in this news
    group, pls provide 3rd party tool or script.

    James, Apr 5, 2005
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    chriske911 Guest

    James wrote on 5/04/2005 :
    sysinternal filemon

    chriske911, Apr 5, 2005
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    Lars Lyngby Guest

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